Trail updates in Pontiac and Shelby Township

Shelby Township Trail as shown in the Macomb County Trails master planShelby Township Trail

The Detroit News is reporting on a 1.2 mile extension of Shelby Township’s trail which would eventually connect with the Metro Parkway trail via Utica. This extension is part of the 70-mile Macomb Country Trail Loop.

What this trail really needs is a safe crossing of Avon Road near the Yates Cider Mill and a bridge over the Clinton River. This would create a great connection to the Clinton River and Macomb Orchard Trails.

Clinton River Trail in Pontiac

The Oakland Press provided an updated on two Clinton River Trail projects on the west side of downtown Pontiac.

  • A connection from downtown to the rail-trail segment of the Clinton River Trail near Bagley
  • A bridge over Telegraph near Orchard Lake Road

The latter will be especially appreciated and is a critical connection along the Clinton River Trail. It should be under-construction sometime next year.

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