MDOT announces grants for local trails

From MDOT’s press release:

Milford Trail

The village of Milford, in partnership with the Charter Township of Milford, the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, and the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, will construct 2.9 miles of non-motorized trail. The trail will go from north of General Motors Road at the Milford Dam, then south across General Motors Road into Kensington Metropark, and continue south toward the intersection of Milford Road and Huron River Parkway. It will be an integral part of a much larger planned system within the county and region. A portion of the non-motorized network has been constructed, including the Kensington Metropark loop, a connection under I-96 and into Island Lake State Recreation Area, and the Huron Valley Trail that leads southwest into South Lyon and east toward Wixom.

The project cost is $2,538,980, including $609,355 in federal funds, $1,854,625 from the Charter Township of Milford, and $75,000 from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan. In addition , the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan GreenWays Initiative provided $50,000 to complete construction drawings and the Huron-ClintonMetropolitan Authority provided $27,000 in-kind services to complete a topographic survey.

Polly Ann Trail

The Road Commission for Oakland County, in cooperation with Orion Township, will construct a non-motorized trail in Orion Township. The project includes resurfacing existing portions of the Polly Ann Trail; acquiring and constructing a 1,045-foot extension of the Polly Ann Trail south of the existing trail; and constructing a trail west on International Transmission Company corridor property. The project includes the purchase of the railroad property, removal of the railroad ties, earthwork, grading and surfacing of the trail with limestone. The project cost is $420,661 including $294,463 in federal TE funds, $51,198 from Orion Township, and $75,000 in GreenWays Initiative funds from the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan.

Downriver Linked Greenways

The city of Gibraltar will construct a non-motorized path on North Gibraltar Road from Middle Gibraltar Road to the Humbug Marsh International Wildlife Refuge. This project, although short in length, will provide an essential connection within the Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative. The path will allow trail users to travel north through the city of Gibraltar from Lake Erie Metropark to the Humbug Marsh International Wildlife Refuge. The project cost is $91,969, including $73,575 in federal TE funds, and $18,394 in local match from the city.

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