CLAYTON — The construction of the National Road Multi-use Path is progressing rapidly thanks in part to a mild winter, which allowed construction to take place during the colder months.
Staying on schedule, crews plan to complete the project before school begins again in the fall. The new path will connect Northmont City Schools and the Village of North Clayton and east to connect with the existing trail in the City of Englewood at Hoke Road and U.S. Route 40.
This will add almost a mile to the existing trail that will accommodate both pedestrians and bicyclists and feature natural landscaping and lighting.
Brumbaugh Construction, Inc., is constructing the path at an amount not to exceed $514,962. Clayton received a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and along with matching city money to fund the project.
The city spent $77,000 for an environmental study before construction could commence, which was required, and for the engineering.
Brumbaugh’s bid will leave the city with approximately $35,000 in surplus. That money would be used to pay for a couple of banner poles or lights along the path.