The Cleveland Metroparks has been awarded a $7.95 million federal transportation grant to build more than four miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails in Cleveland, including a bridge to connect the existing Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail to Whiskey Island and Edgewater beach on the lakefront.

The Re-Connecting Cleveland project components fill in critical gaps in key shared use trails in the northern section of the Flats and along the western neighborhoods of Cleveland. The project connects three primary pieces of trail infrastructure: the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail (CFCT), Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway, and the 101-mile Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, a trail corridor that connects Cleveland to Akron and beyond.

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The Cleveland Metroparks details their grant application, map and construction timeline in a PDF here.

See the details about the rest of the Towpath Trail Extension Project from Canalway Partners.

Stages of the Cleveland Towpath Trail Construction