The City of Dayton is spearheading a project aimed at extending Patterson Boulevard Canal Parkway. The Dayton Daily News reports that the city will be using a $2.2 million dollar grant in to expand the Parkway the length of four blocks.
The State of Ohio awarded the grant to the City in 2008 to begin construction on a cultural project. Original plans were to fund a mixed-use project in the RiverScape area. Those plans fell through.
The City was allowed to use that money for the Canal project.
Plans for the expansion of the parkway include widening sidewalks, a bike lane, and installing ten, 12-foot high pylons with historic markers.
Construction will begin within the next two weeks. Completion is scheduled for the end of November.