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Chessie Circle Trail Ribbon Cutting

A section of the Chessie Circle Trail operated by the City of Toledo was formally opened with a ribbon cutting July 2. The first identifying sign was also unveiled. Signage and markings will be coordinated among the five partners operating the trail as it is developed incrementally.

The first part of the trail to be opened for bike and pedestrian traffic is 1.87 miles from Tremainsville Road at Bowman Park (near Jackman Road), to Monroe Street at Sherbrooke Road. The surface is compacted stone and is 16 feet wide of usable space.

The next section to be completed will be in a part of the trail owned by the Metroparks of the Toledo Area. That 1.4-mile section is from Glanzman Road near Beverly School to River Road near the turnpike. This section will be paved with asphalt like the University/Parks Trail. It intersects with Detroit Avenue and will have a new bridge that spans the Anthony Wayne Trail. Construction on this section is expected to begin in spring 2016.

Stay in touch with trail development progress by visiting TMACOG’s Chessie Circle Trail webpage.

Christine Connell, TMACOG Transportation Public Administration
Specialist; Paula Hicks-Hudson, Toledo Mayor; and Congresswoman
Marcy Kaptur at the ribbon cutting


Christine Connell, TMACOG; Cecelia Adams, Toledo City Council,
Paula Hicks-Hudson, Toledo Mayor; Larry Sykes, Toledo City Council;
and Dave Dysard, Toledo Administrator.


Signage for the trail incorporates historical elements from the Chessie railroad system. The Chessie System was developed from the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad following mergers and consolidations. The image in the center is a sleepy kitten, the Chesapeake mascot.


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