Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative will host two public meetings to provide updates on the Border-to-Border trail. The group will share information on current trail construction and engineering activities, future trail plans, and will also be available to answer questions. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The two public meetings are:
May 1, 2018 at 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Dexter District Library
May 23, 2018 at 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Chelsea District Library
Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Transportation and Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 24 to celebrate the start of construction on a new segment of Washtenaw County’s Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail.
This 2.6-mile trail segment will begin just north of the roundabout at the intersection of Werkner Road and M-52, north of Chelsea. The trail will run parallel to M-52 and stop at Green Lake Campground, in Waterloo Recreation Area, providing access to the DTE Mountain Bike Trail. The new segment will form part of the Iron Belle Trail, part of Michigan’s longest statewide trail network.
The non-motorized trail will be a paved, 10-foot wide Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliant, separated pathway, intended for multiple types of users including bikers, runners, wheelchair users, and walkers. The Trail is anticipated to open in the fall of 2018.
The B2B was conceived by WCPRC as a planned, non-motorized trail that begins in Ypsilanti and roughly follows the Huron River through the county to its exit in the northwest corner near Lyndon Township. When complete, it will connect Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, and Stockbridge. Approximately 25 miles of the B2B have been built and 21 miles are planned for construction.
HWPI works in partnership with WCPRC and many other governmental organizations to facilitate the development of non-motorized recreational pathways in Washtenaw and surrounding counties. HWPI facilitates trail development by encouraging community engagement and raising private sector money.
To learn more about HWPI and the Border-to-Border trail visit http://huron-waterloo-pathways.org Text HWPI to 66866 to sign up for the monthly HWPI Newsletter!