Camping in Madison County, Ohio

Closing the Gap: Maple St - Walnut St Trail Extension - 2017-2018

This photo gallery documents the timeline of events in the development and construction of the Maple St to Walnut St trail extension in downtown London.

In late 2016 and early 2017, the Friends of the Madison County Parks and Trails began discussions with landowner Kelly Manns to acquire the five-acre plot near the intersection of Maple and Center streets, extending to the intersection of Walnut and Center streets.

The goal is to extend the Ohio to Erie Trail off the roadways further into downtown London, eventually connecting the Roberts Pass Trail at Maple Street to the Prairie Grass Trail at the Madison County Senior Center.

Construction began in November 2017, and was completed in June 2018. Press releases and photos are listed with the most recent entries appearing from top to bottom.

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Paving Completed! 06/06/18

Paving Continues! 06/03/18

Paving Begins! 05/31/18

Construction photos: 04/13/18

Ribbon Cutting and unveiling of the
Stanley Electric Sign along the trail: 04/07/18

Construction photos: 11/30/17 thru 12/01/17

Madison Messenger article: Ohio to Erie Trail link opens in Madison County

Madison Press article: Date set for trail ribbon cutting

Madison Messenger article: Wheels are turning to close gap in bike trail

Madison Press article: Work beginning on local bike trail connector

Groundbreaking Ceremony announced on fmcpt website

Ohio to Erie Trail newsletter: OTETF Support For Closing the Gap in Madison County

Madison Messenger article: Trail gap fundraiser launched

Progress Update on "Closing the Gap" Fundraiser

Madison Press article: Property purchase for trail should close soon

Madison Messenger article: Working to close the downtown gap in bike trail

Madison Press article: County applies for grant to expand London bike trail

Closing the Gap fundraiser announced on the fmcpt website