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City up for grant to help construct trails

Published 12:00am Sunday, August 28, 2011

The City of Ironton is hoping to receive a $100,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resource for the construction of biking and walking trails on the riverfront property. The Nature Works grant will be awarded Sept. 26.

“It appears the city has everything in line and we’re the only one to apply in Lawrence County,” Mayor Rich Blankenship said. Blankenship met with officials from ODNR in Columbus Thursday. The $100,000 was what was allocated for the county, Blankenship said.

If the city receives the grant, the money will cover phase one of a project to put walking and biking trails in on the city’s riverfront project. Phase one of the trails will stretch from the Center Street Landing to the mouth of Storms Creek and across Second Street to the old marina, Blankenship said.

“I have a very positive attitude about it,” Blankenship said. “I feel very confident that we will be receiving this.”

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  • bigkahuna

    Build it quickly so we will have a nice place to stand and watch when the bridge falls into the river.

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