Columbia Connector

About the Project

The 1.6-mile Columbia Connector trail will tie the Little Miami Scenic Trail to other segments of the 34-mile CROWN regional trail loop, including the Mariemont Connector, Murray Path and Wasson Way. Phases 1 and 2 were completed in 2020, and construction of the final Phase 3 is expected to begin in spring 2026.

The purpose of the proposed shared-use path is to address pedestrian and bicycle connectivity issues along US 50/Wooster Pike. Completely separated from vehicular traffic, this off-road trail will:

  • Improve connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians traveling along US 50/Wooster Pike who want to visit businesses located along the south side of the road.
  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between residential communities in Mariemont and Columbia Township to the local and regional trail system.

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Public Meetings

Learn more about route alternatives being considered and provide your input through our virtual and in-person open houses.

In-Person Open House
November 3, 2022 | 5—7 p.m.
Mariemont Elementary School
6750 Wooster Pike | Cincinnati, OH 45227

Virtual Open House
October 17—December 2, 2022

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Tentative Project Timeline

Public Meetings
Fall 2022
Selection of Preferred Alternative
Fall 2022
Environmental Document Approved
Winter 2024
Engineering Plans Completed
Spring 2025
Right-of-Way Acquisition Complete
Spring 2025
Construction Begins
Spring 2026
Construction Completed
Fall 2027

Partners & Funding

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is leading the design of the project with funds from the Eastern Corridor Project. Great Parks has secured more than $3 million in construction funding, including nearly $2.8 million in federal funding and a $300,000 contribution from the Cincinnati Riding or Walking Network (CROWN) capital campaign. Great Parks will work with ODOT, Columbia Township and Mariemont to identify additional public and private funding sources.

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