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Paving Timeline...

posted Sep 27, 2013, 3:36 PM by Erin Smith
The repaving project at Blackhand Gorge was completed TODAY! 
Our founding member, Bill Weaver, has posted a running commentary, complete with pictures, on Facebook that we would like to share...
 
September 16, 2013
And so the work on Blackhand bike trail begins! Last Friday I accompanied reps of ODNR, ATEX and the contracting companies to look at areas needing repair before paving. The second picture shows ATEX project manager Tim Glass looking at a major fill that would need done. The third and fourth pictures show the work of filling one of the slips.
 
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September 17, 2013
"I woke up early today like a kid on Christmas morning...! The attached pictures show the reason why. The repair and repave work on the Blackhand Bike Trail has begun. My wife and I in our old age, my children who run this trail frequently, my grandchildren and many many others will be able to enjoy one of the most scenic and historic places in Ohio for many years to come! Being able to be in on the initial assessment of the trail it is clear that it is being done with the quality of preparation and repaving to make it last for years to come. Hats off to Enterprise/ATEX for funding (note picture #1 with ATEX Project Manager Tim Glass giving personal attention to drainage issues!)and ODNR for your leadership and including us in helping make this project a priority and reality."

For The Future,
Bill Weaver
Founder of Friends of Blackhand Gorge
 
 
September 18, 2013
 
 
 
September 21, 2013
The companies doing the work on the bike trail are working extra hours and going to extra lengths to replace or clean old railroad culverts. They continue to do a thorough job!
Photo: The companies doing the work on the bike trail are working extra hours and going to extra lengths to replace or clean old railroad culverts. They continue to do a thorough job!
 
 
September 24, 2013
Would you believe the BHG repaving has begun!! And better yet, Jody Holland, BHG Preserve Manager and Co-founder of Friends of Blackhand Gorge IS BACK!! (Thanks for the picture, Jody). With good fall weather ahead can't you just feel yourself biking or hiking down the newly paved trail!!?? Stay tuned for the announcement of the ribbon cutting date.
 
 
 
September 25, 2013
Pictures from today's work on the Blackhand Trail. Paving is nearly competed!!! Thanks to Tony Fenstermaker, an inspector on the job for sending these photos each day.
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September 27, 2013
That's it! The last bit of paving was completed today...... Bring on the bikers, walkers and runners.....just can't yet say when but it will be. The moment ODNR let's me tell publicly I will let you know. Some very neat things are in the works for the dedication.
Photo: That's it! The last bit of paving was completed today...... Bring on the bikers, walkers and runners.....just can't yet say when but it will be. The moment ODNR let's me tell publicly I will let you know. Some very neat things are in the works for the dedication.
 
 
 
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