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Representative Dennis Keene to Dedicate First Leg of Riverfront Commons Projects Wednesday

Representative Dennis Keene to Dedicate First Leg of Riverfront Commons Projects Wednesday

_JOE3058New Walking Bridge Connects Newport on the Levee and the Purple People Bridge along Flood Wall Path

**Ceremony to be held near entrance to Purple People Bridge

Newport, KY:  Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) will be taking part in the dedication ceremony for the grand opening of the first leg of Riverfront Commons, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. When completed, the riverfront connector project will ultimately make the Kentucky side of the river more walkable and friendly to bicycle riders.  The new pathway is situated atop the floodwall that runs along Newport to the Big MAC I-471 Bridge.  The Riverfront Commons 11.5 mile plan calls for pathways to connect all of the area’s river cities when completed, providing safe walk/bike paths for people to enjoy the beauty of the riverfront.  The funding for the $1.2 million project was funded through a combination of federal, state and local dollars.

“I am so pleased to see our hard work come to life along the beautiful riverbank of Northern Kentucky,” said Representative Dennis Keene, who was instrumental in securing funding for the project.  “Riverfront Commons will seamlessly connect our river cities and allow residents and visitors to safely walk and bike along the riverfront areas.”

“We are working now to continue the expansion of this project which is an important economic development tool, connecting all our river cities and for our citizens to enjoy well into the future,” says Keene.

Representative Dennis Keene has served the citizens of the 67th District since 2005 and is the chairman of the House Licensing and Occupations Committee, Vice Chairman of Economic Development, Vice Chairman on the Budget Subcommittee on Transportation and a member of the Banking & Insurance Committee.  Keene is a small business owner and an economic development advisor for EGC Construction.  For more information, visit:

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