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COLUMBUS – The State Controlling Board has approved the release of $500,000 to support construction of a critical link in the Ohio to Erie Trail project, State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) announced Tuesday.

Constructed by Preservation Parks of Delaware County, the multiuse trail will run 2.25 miles along a former railroad corridor near downtown Sunbury. This segment is part of a larger trail system that will eventually connect Cincinnati to Cleveland, spanning from the Ohio River to Lake Erie.

“This is an exciting project not just for Delaware County, but for the State of Ohio,” said Representative Carfagna. “Trails offer not only an incredible opportunity for recreation, but also provide economic benefits to local businesses. I look forward to continuing to work with Preservation Parks of Delaware County as they further their mission of land preservation throughout the county.”

The total project cost is $675,500.

Clean Ohio Trails Fund assistance will fund a portion of the construction, design and engineering phases of this project, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The project is one of 20 across the state to receive approval in this round of funding.

State Representative Rick Carfagna is serving his second term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 68th House District, which includes the eastern half of Delaware County and all of Knox County.

For more information, contact Rep. Carfagna’s office at 614-466-1431 or Rep68@OhioHouse.gov.

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