Devola Multi-Use Path

February 18, 2019 Update

Muskingum Township in Washington County, Ohio has received a final report from their consulting firm, Woolpert.  The study done by Woolpert analyzed potential corridors for a multi-use trail that would connect Marietta and Devola.  The report was completed following over a year of technical engineering and two public meetings held in 2018 at the Devola VFD.  The consultants provided the report to all stakeholders of the project; the public is welcome to review the final report at the Washington County Library in Marietta, Ohio.  Questions on the technical data should be directed to Woolpert (Paul.Denny@Woolpert.com).  The Township wishes to thank all stakeholders and citizens providing support and input to Woolpert for the study.

Project Description and Background

Muskingum Township in Washington County, Ohio is studying potential routes for the multi-use trail that will connect the communities of Devola and City of Marietta, Ohio. The goal of the study is to identify potential alignments and collect information about the project area.

The Wood-Washington-Wirt Interstate Planning Commission (WWWIPC) Transportation Plan Update 2040 discusses bicycle and pedestrian needs in the WWW service area. Bicycle and pedestrian needs identified in that plan include connecting Marietta to the surrounding communities, connecting Marietta’s River Trail at Indian Acres Park to Devola’s existing trail network at Broughton’s Nature and Wildlife Preserve, and connecting the existing Devola Multi-Use Trail to Devola and Devola’s Dam.