Veterans Trail Phase 3
Project Update September 20, 2022
Construction of the Veterans Trail Phase 3 project through Ellsworth Golf Course and Cascade Park has commenced. With on-going construction throughout the project corridor, the trail has been closed. The closure of the trail is anticipated to last approximately 180 days with construction finishing in the Spring, 2022.
Project Update August 22, 2022
The Veterans Trail Phase 3 project was rebid earlier this summer and the low bid contractor was Vizmeg Landscaping. The contractor anticipates start-up of the project the week for August 22, 2022 including removal of smaller trees and brush, construction staking, mobilization of equipment and setting up of staging area.
Full construction is scheduled to start the week of September 5th and last through late Fall or Winter, weather dependent. The contractor anticipates starting the grading of the improved gravel path near Barlow Road and working north towards the new bridge inside Cascade Park. A more detailed schedule will be provided in the coming weeks.
The full project includes:
- Grading and resurfacing (with gravel) of the 1.1 mile gravel trail between the end of Lynn Drive through Cascade Park and along Ellsworth Golf Course all the way to Barlow Road.
- On-road bike path improvements, via painted sharrows, will begin at the intersection of Veterans Way and Milford Drive and will be on-road for 0.5 miles along Milford Drive, East Case Drive, and Lynn Drive.
- A new boardwalk and bridge inside Cascade Park,
- storm drainage improvements,
- traffic calming feature on Milford Road (west of the Acme entrance), installation of a split rail fence behind properties along Nicholson Drive
- benches with gravel “bump-outs” along the new gravel trail section.
Project Update February 8, 2022
Surveyors will be on site along the existing trail from Cascade Park to Barlow Road this week to complete staking of some minor tree clearing areas for the upcoming revised Veterans Trail Phase 3 Project.
As you may recall, the original Veterans Trail Phase 3 construction contract was terminated on February 3, 2020 due to resident feedback. Since then, the Hudson Park Board voted in November, 2020 to recommend proceeding with an alternative Veterans Trail Phase 3 project to install an 8-foot-wide gravel path from Cascade Park to Barlow Road and on-road path between Veterans Way Park and Barlow Road. (see attached map).
The gravel trail will begin at the end of Lynn Drive and will be routed 1.1 miles through Cascade Park and along Ellsworth Golf Course all the way to Barlow Road. The on-road path will begin at the intersection of Veterans Way and Milford Drive and will be on-road for 0.5 miles along Milford Drive, East Case Drive, and Lynn Drive. The on-road path is unchanged from the original project design.
The project also includes a new boardwalk and bridge, storm drainage improvements, bike “sharrow” striping for the on-road sections, tree clearing, a traffic calming feature on Milford Road (west of the Acme entrance), installation of a split rail fence behind properties along Nicholson Drive and benches with gravel “bump-outs” along the new gravel trail section.
The project is scheduled to be formally bid in April 2022 and construction would begin in May 2022. The construction duration will be approximately 6 months.
For more information on the project please visit our website at https://www.hudson.oh.us/1016/Veterans-Trail-Phase-3. More information will be sent to you prior to the project starting construction and a schedule of the work is developed.
If you have questions regarding this project, please contact:
Bradley Kosco, P.E., P.S., City Engineer
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Public Informational Meeting
November 13, 2019
The City of Hudson held a public informational meeting on the Veteran's Trail Phase 3 project for adjacent property owners and interested residents.