We have been approved by the state to receive grant money of approximately $323,000 for Phase 1 of the trail. Phase 1 will finish 3.3 miles (roughly half) of the trail. Trail completed with Phase 1 will be from Route 162 in New London to Greenwich East Townline 79 and from Kniffin Street in Greenwich to Alpha Road. Before this grant money is released to us, we must complete a categorical exclusion document which needs reports from six agencies. We have done our part on all six. Three have been completed. We are still waiting for reports from three agencies. Once we get all all six reports, the grant money will be released to us. We will then submit bids for construction work.
Work to be done in Phase 1 includes: ditch work to improve drainage, culvert replacement, safety barricades where necessary, and base and finishing limestone for a smooth trail surface.
Our total project cost for Phase 1 is $430,732. We need to put forward 25% of this or $107,683. We have already raised more than half of this match. Will you be able to help us meet our grant match goal? If yes, please donate on this website or mail a check to:
New London Greenwich Rail Trail, Inc.
PO Box 36
Greenwich, OH 44837
New London Greenwich Rail Trail, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.