We are excited to announce the start of construction of the Zeeb Road to Delhi Metropark #B2BTrail segment. Trail partners from the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission and the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative safely gathered to mark the occasion and to celebrate the trail progress bringing us closer to an Ann Arbor connection.
Coy Vaughn, Director of WCPARC, and Amy McMillan, Director of HCMA, shared some thoughts on the extraordinary partnerships that make this work happen. “This project demonstrates that when people work together who have a common vision and a common goal, anything can happen. This is an inspiration for not just work on the B2B Trail System, but all projects moving forward during these difficult times,” said McMillan.
Construction on the first half of this segment, one mile of trail within the Delhi Metropark, has officially begun and will be complete in late fall. Construction on the second half of this segment, from Zeeb Rd. to the Delhi Metropark, will begin in the spring of 2021.
Left to right: Jeff Hardcastle (HWPI), Lew Kidder (HWPI), Roy Townsend (WCPARC), Coy Vaughn (WCPARC), Amy McMillan (HCMA), Ray Pittman (HWPI)
M-52 Trailhead – Restoration work is almost complete at the new trailhead, including planting trees, bushes and butterfly seeding areas. Additional installations include a bench, picnic table, bike rack and bike repair station. The installation of the pit toilet is scheduled for early October to complete work at the trailhead.
Frog Island and South Grove Trail projects/City of Ypsilanti – Construction has begun on the South Grove Road trail segment with the removal of the old sidewalk and the installation of the new concrete path. Work on this segment will continue through late September and then work on the Frog Island trail segment will begin.
North Hydro and North Grove/Ypsilanti Township – Asphalt and concrete work is complete on these two segments. Slope restoration work will be complete in late September, and we anticipate opening these two trail segments in October.
North Hydro and North Grove trail segments in Ypsilanti – Construction began in early August with rapid progress that included the completion of grading, laying the stone base and completing the asphalt paving. Concrete and slope restoration work is scheduled for late August and early September, with the trail opening at that time.
Zeeb Road to Delhi Metropark trail segment – This trail segment begins at Zeeb Road and ends at the Delhi Metropark, continuing the B2B push toward Ann Arbor. Construction on the first half of this segment, the 1 mile of trail within the Delhi Metropark, will begin in September. Construction on the second half of this segment, from Zeeb Rd. to the Delhi Metropark, will begin in the spring of 2021.
Work on the B2B Trail pedestrian tunnel crossing under M-52 is nearing completion! We are excited to present a time-lapse video showing the tunnel construction that took place between May 4 and May 22. From excavation to repaving M-52, this video shows the incredible amount of work that took place to make this project happen. While a few weeks of construction remain, we will all be able to cross M-52 safely, and connect to the Pinckney and Waterloo Recreation Areas very soon. Thanks to all of the generous supporters who helped make this tunnel possible!
🎉 Thank you to Running Fit Events (RFEvents) for their continued support of the B2B Trail! Every year, RFEvents donates a portion of the proceeds from the Holiday Hustle 5K to local charities. Karen's Trail was fortunate to be a recipient this year. Thank you to the racers who participated in this virtual run and joined in to support Karen's Trail. Your participation makes a difference and we are incredibly grateful! Thank you to Running Fit Events for their generous support and critical partnership!