Active Projects

  • 204 Bypass

    • Goal: To install a bypass north of OH 204 to enable hikers and bikers to travel from Shell Beach Road to Lake road without riding on or crossing OH 204..
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • Early planning stages.
    • Cost estimate: to be determined
    • For more information, contact: [email protected]
    • Goal: Build a trail or separated lane to protect hikers and bikers who travel this route which has heavy vehicle traffic.
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • Securing funding for a feasibility study
    • Cost estimate: to be determined
    • For more information, contact: [email protected]
  • Maple Bay

    • Goal: To support efforts to build a boardwalk on the land around Maple Bay to connect Harbor Hills and the Lancer Rd Extension Trail (#5) to the Buckeye Lake Dam Trail .
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • Preliminary engineering and feasibility study complete. $10,000 Funded 50/50 by Bike Buckeye Lake and Licking Park District).
      • Original plan called for a significant amount of elevated trail/boardwalk. Plan updated to move the trail to land to reduce cost to build and maintain
      • BBL working to find a final holder of the trail
      • Secure trail right of way from land owners.
    • Cost estimate: to be determined
    • For more information, contact: [email protected]
    • Goal: To support a plan to pave the existing Canal Trail between OH 79 and Hebron park.
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • To be paved in 2024. 
      • Funding approved.
      • Licking Park District to maintain the trail.
    • Cost estimate: $1.7 million – Funding secured, ODOT TAP Grant in 2019
    • For more information, contact: [email protected]
    • Goal: To update the Fairfield county active transportation plan, including adding the Buckeye Lake Trail plan and routing
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • Kickoff in January 2023
      • An OSU professor with experience in this area and graduate students contracted to update plan
    • Cost estimate: to be determined
    • For more information, contact: [email protected]
    • Goal: To get riders and hiker off of Lancer Rd by connecting the end of the TJ Evans Recreational Trail at OH 40 (by Lakewood HS) to Cristland Hill Rd (between Freeman Memorial Drive and Columbus Ave) with a multipurpose trail.
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • Funding approved.
      • November 2022 – Old rail bed is being cleared
      • To be paved in 2025.
      • Licking Park District will maintain trail extension once completed.
    • Cost estimate: $1.2 million (2020 dollars) – Funding secured, ODOT TAP Grant in 2022
    • Goal: To support ODNR efforts to pave trails running along Buckeye Lake peninsula to ensure handicap access. 
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • ODNR installed 3 limestone trails in 2021-2022 (Brooks Park and 2 @ Fairfield Beach) enabling people to bike or hike these peninsulas with great views of the lake.
      • Next step:  securing  funding for paving for the trails and bollards to keep vehicles off of the trails
    • Cost estimate: to be determined
    • For more information, contact: [email protected]
    • Goal: Get bikers off of OH 13 by creating a trail that would connect Lakeshore Blvd to Honey Creek Rd.
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • Right of Way agreement from land owners. ODNR In the process of securing this.
      • The Promenade design, which will cover about ⅔ of this area, includes a multi-purpose trail. 
    • Cost estimate: to be determined
    • For more information, contact: [email protected]
    • Goal: Create a multipurpose trail connecting Thornville to Thornport, in turn connecting all to the Buckeye Lake Trail.
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • Funding application for engineering and feasibility study in process.
    • Cost estimate: to be determined
    • For more information, contact: Judge Cooperrider
  • Millersport Trail

    • Goal: To create safe multipurpose trails through MIllersport, from the Millersport schools to the Buckeye Lake Dam Trail.
    • Status (as of 12/22):
      • Detailed engineering feasibility study commissioned and to be completed by the end of 2022. Funded by $200k of federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality(CMAQ) funds through LCATS
    • Cost estimate: Cost for trail to be determined by study
    • For more information, contact: [email protected]