Construction on the Marietta River Trail begins

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – Enchancment has started On the Duck Creek path – Additionally referred to as the Marietta River Trail.

The part of the river path being labored on opened in late October of 2019 however collapsed in June of 2020 and it’s been closed ever since.

It’s An important useful resource for people Regionally. Metropolis Engineer Joe Tucker said, for people crossing the East Eighth road and Jefferson interpart by foot or bike, it’s The one protected Method to get to useful assets like Walmart, resorts, and extra.

“I used to be right here As quickly as they opened this part of path And that i don’t assume tright here’s been a single completely different Metropolis of Marietta enterprise, since I’ve been city engineer, thOn tright here was Tons fanfare and pleasure about – this part of the river path,” he said.

Based mostly on Tucker, what Tousled the path was thOn the retaining wall failed. He says its metallic beams weren’t deep enough Inside The underside.

Tucker said this part of the river path Ought to be open this summer time. The enterprise Ought to be carried out by late Might of subsequent yr.

Based mostly on Tucker, the contract for the path restore construction prices about $1,470,000.

Tucker encourages people To maintain off the closed part of the path So as that contractors can do their work protectedly.

For extra background on the path, click on the hyperlinks under…

Marietta River Trail nonetheless closed; residents involved about protectedty (wtap.com)

Metropolis of Marietta sues over river path damage (wtap.com)

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