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02/10/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/10/2020 17:08

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail Section Closed

Date:
February 10, 2020
Contact:Pamela Barnes, 440-546-5994

Cuyahoga Valley National Park News ReleaseFor Immediate Release - Saturday, February 8, 2020
Pamela Barnes, CVNP, 440-546-5994, 440-241-5857 (cell) or e-mail us

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Section Closed February 10 - 21

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio -The National Park Service (NPS) will close a section (between Station Road Bridge Trailhead and Frazee House) of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Brecksville and Valley View for canal dredging.
The trail section will be closed 24 hours a day Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 21. No detour is available.

The closure is necessary for public safety, please respect all closures.

As part of a watershed partnership with NPS, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) is dredging the Ohio & Erie Canal north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead. This section of the canal is part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Historic District within the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. NEORSD will clear sediment and debris from the canal and transport it to a disposal facility. This project will help the park maintain the historic character and restore the water flow in the canal. It is the only watered section within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and supplies water for Lock 38 in front of Canal Exploration Center in Valley View. The dredging work is being done in preparation for the planned removal of the Brecksville Dam.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/cuva, www.facebook.com/cuyahogavalleynationalpark, or call 330-657-2752.