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Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.

A Volunteer Non-Profit Supporting Multi-Use Trails in Fayette, Ross and Highland Counties

 

Shaw Wetland Boardwalk Project Completed!!!

 

Thanks to the 18 volunteers that assisted with this project at the Shaw Wetland located at the Robinson Rd. Trail Head in Fayette County. This boardwalk will connect to the vernal pond built last summer. The City of Washington is assisting by placing stone benches at two overlooks and constructing a 4 foot trail to connect from the new boardwalk back to the parking area.

 

The 320 foot boardwalk project was completed in 6 days, working 2-3 hours a day and makes the boardwalk total length nearly 1000 ft. Come visit and enjoy the wetland!

 

A 1100 foot walkway has been built from the vernal pond back to the parking area, 2 stone benches added overlooking the pond and 2 additional benches have been installed along the trail.   

 

The Shaw Wetland is located at the Robinson Rd. Trail head in Fayette County.

 

 

Grant And Project Updates.....

 

Six miles of trail completed to connect the Ross and Fayette County trails!  We now have 30 miles of trail completed from Chillicothe to just outside Washington Court House.

 

Drinking water hydrant is now available at Brad Lightle Park in Frankfort (next to picnic shelter) thanks to the village.

 

We have completed purchase of a 24 mile utility corridor which will enable future construction of trail from Wilmington northeast to Washington Court House and west to New Holland

Unfortunately our grant to construct 2 miles of trail west from Washington CH towards Wilmington was not funded in this cycle. Only 8 of 58 projects were funded. We plan on resubmitting the grant in the next cycle. The Clinton County Park District was funded for 7 miles of trail construction from Sabina east towards the Fayette County line.

 

Tri-County Triangle Trail has paid for installation of a 1.25 inch top coat on a one mile section in Fayette County between Mills and Fairview Rd at a cost of $26,000 and install a 10 foot wide x 75 foot long paved wheel chair access from the trail to the wetland boardwalk at the Robinson Road Access point.

 

The tunnel under the 4 lane Route 35 by-pass 5 miles east of Jamestown near Xenia is now complete! You can now bicycle from the Fayette County-Greene County line on the Jamestown connector without the road detour!  

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Good News!  Our application for funding by the Clean Ohio Recreational Trail Fund administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to construct 2 miles of trail has been approved!  This trail is Part 1 of a trail that will connect Washington Court House (and the Tri-County Triangle Trail) to Wilmington and ultimately extend to the Little Miami trail at Morrow.  

 

This section extends southwest from Jamison Rd. to Bush Rd.  The Clinton County Park District has received funding for construction phase of 6 miles of the trail in Clinton County!

 

A big thanks to everyone who assisted in this effort including Trail-Works founder, Jim Schneider, who has 20 years of practical experience in all aspects of trails, the Fayette County Commissioners who submitted the application on our behalf and the Union Twp.  Trustees, City of Washington, Fayette Chamber of Commerce who provided letters of support and trail members who assisted in the writing of the grant of the grant and Tri-County Triangle Trail who pledged funds for any shortfall in the grant.

 

This is a 100% reimbursable grant that was funded when Ohio voters overwhelmingly passed the Clean Ohio Bond Issue.

Read about what has been accomplished in 2013!  Find out what is happening in 2014 on the trail, grants and new construction! The half marathon and bicycle ride dates have been set!  

 

 By Jackie Doles, V.P. & Corresponding Secretary
 

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ANNOUNCING THE 7th ANNUAL

Tri-County Triangle Trail Half Marathon and 5K

Brad Lightle Park, Frankfort, Ohio

Saturday April 19, 2014  9:30 a.m.

(Map/Directions)

 

Mark your calendar and get training!

 

Secure online registration follow this link

 

Print and mail registration:
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Print/view information flyer:
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NEED MORE INFO?
 Call 740.779.0814 or email: bikep@roadrunner.com  
contacting either Jo Sager or David Pigott

Questions?  Email info@tricountytriangletrail.org
 

Tri-County Triangle Trail Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Washington C.H.  A few of the topics included:

 

Preparations for the upcoming Half-Marathon and 5K on April 19.  See our facebook page for information about being a sponsor!  All proceeds from this event benefit trail projects! Register for the event here —––––>

 

We are awaiting a project number from ODNR to begin construction of 2 miles of trail between Jamison and Busch roads in Fayette County.  This is part of the Fayette-Clinton trail that will connect Wash CH and Wilmington.

 

A trail cleanup is planned for April 5, 2014.  If you would like to assist in the effort come to the Hopewell Culture National Historic Park shelter on Sulfur Lick at Maple Grove Rd (map/directions) road at 9 a.m.  We will be working on litter pick up along Veterans Parkway and the half marathon course from the shelter to Frankfort.

 

Also ways to promote the August Cookie Ride were discussed.  We are waiting to hear from Columbus Outdoor Pursuits regarding TTT help with the lunch stop on Tour of the Scioto River Valley Tour May 10 and 11.  Last year we received $1,000 for helping serve lunch to the bicyclists.

 

The next meeting will be held on May 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  Members suggested meeting in Frankfort.  A place to hold the meeting will be explored.