Miami Township, Ohio – With a Community Development Block Grant and local funding, walkers along a busy stretch of State Route 28 in Miami Township will benefit from a new sidewalk, curbs, driveway aprons, and storm sewer between Orchard Lake Drive and Highview Drive.
The Clermont Board of County Commissioners on April 6 approved $217,000 in 2021 CDBG funding for the Miami Township Business 28 Corridor Sidewalk Project. This project award was possible due to excess funds from previous projects. Miami Township is matching these dollars with $122, 835, which will increase pedestrian connectivity in the area along the south side of Business 28 which currently has no curb or sidewalks.
The new sidewalk will increase pedestrian safety in this heavily traveled area which includes a mobile home park with many residents. This work is being coordinated along with Clermont County Water Resources Department, which will replace 3,950 feet of water main that was originally installed over 60 years ago.
The Clermont County Board of Commissioners receives and awards more than $1 million per year in CDBG funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist low and moderate-income areas and persons. Funding is awarded to local communities and non-profit agencies annually.