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3/14/2017 Member News
Groundbreaking to be held March 17th for Lewis & Clark Trail in Clarksville

 

 The trail will be the final connection for the Ohio River Greenway Project

 

CLARKSVILLE, IN – More than two decades ago, leaders in Southern Indiana had a vision to develop a multi-purpose path that would connect Jeffersonville, Clarksville, and New Albany. The goal was to create a linear park that would promote an active lifestyle for visitors and residents in Southern Indiana. Beginning Friday, March 17

th, the final portion of that vision will begin to become a reality.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held to celebrate the beginning of construction for the Lewis and Clark Trail, the missing link of the Ohio River Greenway. The trail will be approximately a 1.3 mile section of the nearly 8 mile Ohio River Greenway. This important section of the greenway will connect Clarksville to New Albany, and includes the building of a new bridge over Silver Creek. The construction signifies a major milestone in a partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers and local communities to provide public access to the riverfront.

Members of the media are invited to join us for a special groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, March 17th at 10:00am at Lewis and Clark Park. The park is located along the banks of the Ohio River, near 1205 W. Harrison Avenue. The program will include officials from Clarksville, New Albany, Jeffersonville, the Ohio River Greenway Commission, and INDOT.

 

WHAT:

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Lewis and Clark Trail

WHEN:

Friday, March 17th – 10:00am

WHERE:

Lewis and Clark Park – Located near 1205 W. Harrison Avenue, Clarksville, IN