Bike Trail News
On this page we hope to provide updates and news about the bike trial.
O’Bannon Creek Bridge Closure: NOW CLOSED
Loveland, Ohio – The Little Miami Chamber Alliance has announced that the closing of the Loveland Bike Trail for repairs will be delayed until October 2023.
UPDATE (April 3, 2023): The construction for the O’Bannon Creek bridge has been postponed until the fall, so the trail is now OPEN there until further notice.
New Construction Dates
Demo & Bridge Replacement
October 1, 2023 – May 15, 2024
Little Miami Scenic Trail, The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will replace the pedestrian bridge on the Little Miami Scenic Trail over O’Bannon Creek.
The new bridge will be more environmentally friendly as it will have no support structure in the river below. This is the bridge just northeast of the restroom building in Nisbet Park. NOTE: There is no designated detour; crossing O’Bannon Creek during the closure would involve using roads with vehicle traffic.
Current and Upcoming Construction Activities:
- Anticipated Construction Duration: March 2022 – December 2023
- Tree Clearing for Construction Site: March 2022
- Phase 1 Construction (bridge substructure and roadway fill north of the river): April 2022 – June 2022
- Various Utility Relocations: April 2022 – July 2022
King Avenue Bridge improvement will close that portion of the Loveland Bike Trail
by David Miller, Loveland Magazine
Warren County, Ohio – A portion of the Loveland Bike Trail (Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail) is planned to be closed from June 2022 until December 2022, with a two to three-week closure expected in 2023 to tie the new trail into the existing trail.
A tunnel will be built for a portion of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, which will separate the trail from Grandin Road.
A new parking lot for trail users will be built and the project also will include a new roundabout at the intersection of the Peters Cartridge Factory development (Cartridge Brewing) and parking lot access for the trail.
“New wider lanes and shoulders will improve safety for vehicles who use the bridge and separating the bike path from the roadway will significantly improve safety for users of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail,” according to a release from Warren County.
Access to the development at the Peters Cartridge Factory (Cartridge Brewing) will be limited during different phases of construction.
Key Missing Link in Little Miami Scenic Trail Opens!
For several decades, Anderson Township, Great Parks of Hamilton County, the City of Cincinnati and so many others have worked, piece by piece, to connect the Little Miami Scenic Trail from Milford to Lunken Airport.
This vision became a reality at a ribbon cutting ceremony set for 10:30 a.m., Sept. 21. When the ribbon is cut the “missing link” in this trail network opens for public use.
This last segment was not easy! The project included the expansion of the Beechmont Avenue bridge to create a new protected lane for riders and walkers. It also included a tunnel under the westbound State Road 32 ramp to Beechmont, and a retaining wall under Beechmont Avenue.
With this link, the trail connects our community to not only the regional trail system, but to a corridor extending more than 80 miles north as part to the Ohio River to Lake Erie trail system. Nearly 3 miles of the Little Miami Scenic Trail are located in Anderson Township.
We thank so many who have worked to create this amenity for our community to enjoy for generations to come. Anderson Township will continue efforts to further connect our neighborhoods to this amazing trail, which Outside Magazine recently identified as one of 10 best rail trails in the United States!
Courtesy of Anderson Township, Ohio – Government