Ohio Bikeways Long-Term Alerts, Closures, Etc.
Long-Tern Towpath Closure Coming July 8
Massillon, OH - An ongoing levee project near the Tuscarawas River in Massillon by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will impact travel during for an extended period. The summer 2020 work will cause intermittent closures of the Towpath Trail.
Weekday closures between the Lake Ave. Trailhead in Massillon and Cherry Rd. in Massillon will begin on July 8, 2020. Weekend access to this portion of the Towpath will be erratic. Please obey all construction and safety signs and be cautious of unpredictable trail conditions. This is a long term project that will affect various sections of the Towpath Trail in this area throughout 2020 and 2021.
Mt. Vernon Bridge Construction Update
Mt. Vernon, OH - "The City of Mount Vernon has announced that the area of the Kokosing Gap Trail near the Mount Vernon Avenue access point will now be closed for the next 21 days..." more
B&O Trail Crossing Detour This Summer
Towpath Section Closure - 5/1/20
Barberton, OH - The Towpath Trail will be closed from Fairview Avenue south to Robinson Avenue, a distance of 1.2 miles, for approximately 90 days while Ohio Department of Natural Resources works to cap an oil and gas well adjacent to the canal corridor. The Fairview Avenue parking lot will be closed as well.
Please note, this start date has been updated from the previous announcement in March to reflect the revised construction schedule.
Towpath Updates for Summit County
Akron, OH - Due to sewer work being completed by the City of Akron, the trail is rerouted between Memorial Parkway and the Mustill Store Trailhead, just north of downtown. Early projections were that this work should be completed sometime in 2020.
Akron, OH - The Memorial Parkway Trailhead will be closed through mid-2020 due to a City of Akron CSO construction project. The restrooms will be open. A small portion of the Towpath Trail near the trailhead will be detoured around the construction area. Trail users may park at the Dog Park parking lot.
Middle Branch Trail Section Closing
Canton, OH - The trail will be closed between Martindale Rd. and Spangler Ave. for a bridge replacement project from May 1 to Oct, 31, 2020.
Metroparks Closes Roads to Create Space for Park Users
Cuyahoga County, OH
Trailside Playgrounds Close
Knox County, OH
Cleveland Metroparks Closures/Cancelations
Cuyahoga County, OH - "...All guests should follow [these] safe practices when visiting the parks..." more
Lorain County Metroparks Closes All Park Restrooms
Lorain County, OH - "As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all Lorain County Metro Parks (LCMP) will extend the closures of all indoor public facilities through April 6, 2020. At this time, all outdoor parks and park trails will remain open to visitors from 8 am to 6 pm, daily. However, all playgrounds and restrooms have been closed until further notice." more
Trailside Observation Tower Closes
Mt. Vernon, OH - Beginning today, March 24th, the Rastin Observation Tower in Mt. Vernon along the Heart of Ohio Trail (Ohio-to-Erie Trail) will be closed until further notice. Ariel Foundation Park, however, is still open.
CVNP Closing Some Restrooms
Iron Horse Trail Under Construction
Stark County, OH - The Iron Horse Trail section from State St. to Earley’s Hill Park is under construction with various trail segments and sidewalks in partnership with the City of Alliance, University of Mount Union, and Rodman Public Library. The trail will be completed in 2020.
Towpath Trail Section Closure Feb. 17
Barberton, OH - The Towpath Trail will be closed from Fairview Avenue south to Robinson Avenue, a distance of 1.2 miles, for approximately 90 days while Ohio Department of Natural Resources works to cap an oil/gas well adjacent to the canal corridor.
Towpath Section Reroute Coming in March
Akron, OH - Beginning in early March, the Towpath Trail will be rerouted around the KB BioEnergy plant while the City of Akron performs work associated with its ongoing sewer project. The trail is anticipated to be restored by August 1, 2020.
Little Miami Trail Maintenance Alerts
Maineville, OH - "Beginning April 27: Five culverts on the trail south of Old 3C Highway need maintenance work, which will require the trail to be closed temporarily on weekdays. The trail will be open on weekends. We anticipate this work will be complete by Memorial Day [May 25th].
Morrow, OH - Beginning April 30: Paving is scheduled for the trail near Morrow. Work should be compete within two weeks, but it is weather dependent.
Great Miami River Trail Section Closure
Dayton, OH - The North Park of Taylorsville MetroPark as well as the section of the Great Miami Recreational Trail between US Route 40 and Old Springfield Road remain closed for a maintenance issue.
Little Miami Trail Construction Updates
Loveland, OH - Scheduled start: April 27, 2020. Around mile marker 37, which is four miles north of Loveland, the Little Miami Scenic Trail on the river side has been slipping down the hill toward the river... The project will move this section of the trail eastward, away from the river. Culverts will be reworked to provide improved drainage in an effort keep the trail stable.
The work will result in temporary closures in limited areas. There will be no closures on weekends. No word yet on an estimated completion date for this project.
5 Rivers MetroParks Limits Public Gatherings Until June 7
Dayton, OH - "Following directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Health Department and the CDC to limit public gatherings, all Five Rivers MetroParks events, programs, shelter and camping reservations, rentals and volunteer activities are cancelled until at least June 7..." more
Related: MoMBA Trails Now One-Way (scroll down link page to view post).
Columbus Parks Closes Facilities, Trails Still Open
Red Bike Shuts Down
Cincinnati, OH - "City officials directed Red Bike, Cincinnati’s bike share program, to shut down temporarily Sunday, according to a Red Bike spokesperson." more
COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)
Columbus, OH - "...An update posted to the CoGo website on March 19 laid out new procedures for cleaning bikes and stations, and posts on social media since then have encouraged riders to 'wash your hands immediately after riding public transportation – trains, buses, and bikeshare included'.” more
Franklin County Park/Trail Facilities Notice
Franklin County, OH
Trail Facilities Closed in Miami Valley
SW OH - "...The Miami Valley Trails all remain open to the public through this State of Emergency. THAT SAID, trail users should be advised that most (if not all) restroom facilities located along the trails ARE CLOSED..." more
ODNR Closes Additional Facilities
Columbus, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Monday it will be closing campgrounds, cabins, golf courses, restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds and state park marinas at all ODNR properties." more
Playgrounds Close in Springfield, Parks Remain Open
Springfield, OH - "...Parks will remain open, but individuals are encouraged to practice social distancing." more
Depot Coffee House Closes
Buckeye Trail Shop Closes
Yellow Springs, OH
Ohio-to-Erie Trail Facility Closures
Kettering Suspends Shared Bikes, Scooters
Kettering, OH - "...Law Director Ted Hamer told council the vehicles have disrupted pedestrians and business owners in other cities." more
Paving Work Continues on Cannonball Trail
Fulton County, OH
Cannonball Trail Section Closed for Construction
Delta, OH - "...this is Metroparks Toledo and NORTA project using a $2m grant from ODOT to enhance this section of trail w/ brush clearing, improving drainage, trail/road crossing enhancements, and finally asphalt paving.
"Projected completion is late fall 2020 w/ suggested detour around this section is Fulton Cty rd EF which is 1st road south of trail running parallel to trail." more
Johnny Appleseed Park District Remains Open
Lima, OH - "Even during Ohio's stay at home order, the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District is doing a lot on social media to keep people engaged." more
Cannonball Trail South Fork Paving to Begin April 1
Henry County: Colton, OH
The project has a completion date of August 31, 2020. No trail access during construction as the trail section will be closed.
Cannonball North Fork Trail-Paving Contract Awarded
Fulton County, OH - "...Metroparks Toledo Board of Park Commissioners awarded a $2.2 million contract to Expercon LLC of Toledo to pave the trail’s North Fork between State Rte. 109 near Delta and the Lucas-Fulton county line by Aug. 31...
The new pavement will be 12 feet wide, like other parts of the "[Wabash Cannonball] trail. Besides providing a smoother surface for bicyclists and hikers, the project will provide a paved section of the 46-mile North Fork in Fulton County." more
TJ Evans Bike Trail Paving Begins June 22
Licking County, OH
Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Guidelines
Athens County, OH
Licking Park District - COVID-19 Notice
Licking County, OH