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Transformation of the Dayton levee begins

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DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Crews got to work bringing new life to the Dayton RiverBank levee this week.

They were out beginning the process of providing easier access to the Great Miami River between Third Street and I-75 downtown.

The project will also connect neighborhoods such as the Wright-Dunbar Historic District to the river corridor.

Kurt Rinehart, Chief Engineer for the Miami Conversancy District, said the goal is to make the area a place for the community.

“We’re going to put a ramp in for bikeway and kayak access,” he said, “so it’s a project that really meets the needs for a lot of people.”

The long-range plan includes new lighting, benches and signs, which will likely take a few years to complete. They’re still raising money for parts of the project.

Weather permitting, the hope is to have the wider levee and ramp portion of the project completed by the end of the year.

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