Defiance city and county officials working together for bike path

Defi­ance wants a bike path to Inde­pen­dence Dam State Park. This week, the county and city are team­ing up to let the Ohio Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion know their plans. If ODOT is inter­ested, then offi­cials will apply for fed­eral grants to pay for the path. Accord­ing to the county engi­neer, the feds will pay for about 95% of the cost, with the local gov­ern­ments pay­ing the remain­ing five per­cent. The cost for the new bike path is roughly esti­mated up to one mil­lion dol­lars for a four-mile patch from Clin­ton Street to the state park entrance.

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