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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Council to Consider Revised Plan for Veterans Trail Phase 3

Veterans Trail Phase 3

HUDSON, OH (January 28, 2020) – Responding to citizen concerns, Hudson City Council discussed options for Veterans Trail Phase 3 at tonight’s Council Meeting. Veterans Trail is part of the overall Connectivity Plan with the goal of connecting neighborhoods and parks throughout the community.

Veterans Trail Phase 3 is a multi-purpose path between Veterans Way Park and Barlow Road. The path runs along the west side of Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club behind homes on Nicholson Drive. 

The original construction, which was scheduled to begin last week, included a 10-foot-wide multi-use asphalt path, an on-road path, storm drainage improvements, grading, bike lane striping, a traffic calming feature, tree removal, and a boardwalk and bridge replacement.

The total project cost was $1,292,483.79, of which $500,000 would have been paid through a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). The width of the path and the design of the project was based on ODOT’s requirements for the grant funding.

Staff and members of City Council met with Nicholson area residents on Sunday to help understand their concerns about the project.

At tonight’s Council meeting, three Nicholson residents presented their concerns to City Council. One concern was tree removal which would impact residents’ safety and privacy. Other recommendations included:

•    Cancelling the ODOT-funded plan.

•    Upgrading the current trail and add trail in areas where needed, but not a 10-foot wide path.

•    Designing a smaller, gravel path, rather than the asphalt path in the original ODOT design.

•    Keeping the new bridge near Cascade Park in the plan.

•    No tree clearing.

•    Addressing drainage and runoff issues.

•    Using “Share the Road” signs on Nicholson for bicyclists.

Staff indicated that a scaled-down version of the plan could most likely be accomplished with the approximately $700,000 the City had budgeted for the project. Council directed staff to work toward cancelling the project with ODOT and to determine the costs the City will incur from the contractor and ODOT for the cancellation.

Staff will work with the residents on a new design of a smaller, gravel path and come back to Council soon with the new recommendation.


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