Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud graduated from Clermont College in the late 1970’s. He said he realized even then that the college needed an alternative access. It took him 30 years and few thousand dollars in federal grant money to convince a county engineer.
“I want to thank Pat for getting excited about this project,” Proud said.
When Pat Manger took the reins as Clermont County Engineer in 2003, extending Old State Route 74 to College Drive and the University of Cincinnati Clermont College was immediately on his radar.