Border-to-Border Trail

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Border to Border trail
Route within
Washtenaw County, Michigan
Startpoint Livingston County
Endpoint Wayne County
(distances in miles)
  A 00.00Livingston County
  B 01.70Dexter Township
  C 03.00Dexter Township
 C1 07.70Dexter Township
C2B 09.80Dexter Township
C2A 12.80Village of Dexter
 D1 13.05Village of Dexter
 D2 14.45Scio Township
  E 17.35Scio Township
  F 18.35Scio Township
  G 19.85City of Ann Arbor
  H 22.05City of Ann Arbor
 H? 25.50City of Ann Arbor
  I 25.50City of Ann Arbor
  J 28.50Ann Arbor Township
 J? 31.00??
  K 33.50City of Ypsilanti
 K1 33.50City of Ypsilanti
 K2 33.50City of Ypsilanti
  L 33.50City of Ypsilanti
 L? 33.50City of Ypsilanti
 L1 33.50Ypsilanti Township
 L? 33.50??
 L? 33.50City of Ypsilanti
  M 33.50Ypsilanti Township
 M1 33.50Ypsilanti Township
 M2 35.00Wayne County

The Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail is a partially constructed non-motorized trail in Washtenaw County, Michigan. The trail is planned to cover approximately 35 miles (56 km) from Livingston County to Wayne County along the Huron River.[1]

In thirteen segments from A to M, it will link Huron-Clinton Metroparks with Dexter Township, the Village of Dexter, Scio Township, the City of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Ypsilanti Township, and the City of Ypsilanti. Segment A is located on the Livingston County border to the north-west and M on the Wayne County border in the south-east. The trail is being developed in sub-segments (e.g. C1 and C2 make up part of C). As each segment is developed, there are sometimes refinements to the actual path. In the interest of continuity, parts of the current trail do not reflect the planned final route, but use existing surface streets until the final trail can be constructed.

Route[edit]

Border-to Border Trail marker, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital campus

On 24 September 2010, part of the border-to-border route in Ypsilanti was opened for access to the public. This temporary route, constructed using crushed-concrete, extends from Michigan Avenue Bridge, over the Huron River to Park Street.[2] Friends of the Border-to-Border trail called it "almost an urban wilderness".

The whole 35-mile (56 km) planned Border-to-Border route, segments A to M, is from Livingston County to Wayne County along the Huron River.[3] Segment C is a 2-mile (3.2 km) routed proposed north from Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark.[4]

The trail[edit]

Border-to-Border Trail Segments
Segment Project Limits Length Miles Community Funding Estimate (year) Funding Source Status
A Livingston Co. to Bell Road 1.7 Dexter Township $584,000 (2006) TBD Concept[5]
B Bell Road to North Territorial Rd. 1.3 Dexter Township $447,000 (2006) TBD Concept[5]
C North Territorial Rd. to Dexter 4.7 Dexter Township $1,614,000 (2006) TBD See below[5]
C1 Husdon Mills Metropark Phase 1 2.1 Dexter Township  ? HCMA, WCPARC, Community foundation for Southeastern Michigan, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Completed 2008[6]
C2B Hudson Mills Metropark Phase 2 2.0? / 3.0? Dexter Township $725,000 HCMA, WCPARC, Village of Dexter Planned (2012)[7]
C2A Westridge Subdivision to Warrior Park 0.25 Village of Dexter  ??  ?? Completed 2012[7]
D1 River Terrace Trail, Village of Dexter to Dexter-Huron Metropark 1.4 Village of Dexter / Dexter Township $481,000 (2006) / $990,000 (2010) WCPARC, Others to be determined Underway (Fall 2012)[8][9]
D2 Park Connector Trail, Dexter-Huron Metropark to Delhi Metropark 2.9 Scio Township $996,000 (2006) / $1,500,000 (2012) TBD Concept / Budgeted for 2012[9]
E Delhi Metropark to Tubbs Road 1.0 Scio Township $344,000 (2006) TBD Concept[10]
F Tubbs Road to Maple Road 1.5 Scio Township $515,000 (2006) TBD Concept[10]
G Maple Road to Barton Pond 2.2 Ann Arbor City $756,000 (2006) TBD Concept[10]
H Ann Arbor West Barton Pond to Mitchell Field 3.0 City of Ann Arbor $1,030,000 (2006)  ?? Partially Complete[11]
H? Bandemer Park Railroad Tunnel from Bandemer Park to Barton Park Bridge  ?? City of Ann Arbor $2,555,595 (2010) City of Ann Arbor Unfunded[12]
I Ann Arbor East Mitchell Field to Dixboro Road 3.0 City of Ann Arbor $1,030,000 (2006)  ?? Complete[13]
J Dixboro Road to Hewitt Road 2.5 Ann Arbor Township/Ypsilanti Township $858,000 (2006) WCPARC Community foundation for Southeastern Michigan Michigan Department of Transportation Completed 2004[14]
J? Washtenaw Community College 0.32  ??  ?? WCPARC Completed 2008[14]
K Hewitt Road to Michigan Avenue 2.5 City of Ypsilanti $858,000 (2006) City of Ypsilanti, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Partially Complete[15]
K1 Hewitt Road, Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Rail Trail to Huron River Drive, Huron River Drive to Westview with connection to the Rail Trail 0.75 City of Ypsilanti  ?? WCPARC and EMU Completed 2009[14]
K2 EMU Rail Trail reconstruction, Hewitt to Cornell and extension to EMU Student Union 0.75 City of Ypsilanti  ?? WCPARC and EMU Completed 2008 and 2009[14]
L Michigan Avenue to Ford Lake 1.5 City of Ypsilanti $515,000 (2006) TBD Partially Complete[15]
L? Bike bridge under the Michigan Avenue Bridge  ?? City of Ypsilanti $500,000 (2010) TBD Concept[16]
L1 I-94 to Ford Lake 0.2 Ypsilanti Township $69,000 (2006) TBD Partially Complete[15]
L? Grove Road 0.15  ??  ?? WCPARC Complete[14]
L? River's Edge Park, also known as Water Street Trail 1.0 City of Ypsilanti  ?? City of Ypsilanti, Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, WCPARC / Volunteers On Hold[14] / Gravel trail complete [17]
M Ford Lake to Wayne County 4.0 Ypsilanti Township $1,373,000 (2006) TBD Partially Complete[15]
M1 Ypsilanti Township, Hydro Park North/Bridge Road (bike lanes) 0.33 Ypsilanti Township $159,000 Ypsilanti Township, Hydro Park North/Bridge Road Scheduled to complete in 2011 as part of another overlap project[18]
M2 Bridge Road/Textile to Wayne County Border 1.0 Ypsilanti Township $197,000 WCPARC Scheduled to complete in 2010[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  2. ^ "Trail through Water Street property in Ypsilanti ready for citizen use" (Press release). Ann Abor community site. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Border to Border Trail Segments A to M locator map (pdf) (Map) (2008 ed.). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. § A to M. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ Hudson Mills Metropark: Phase 2 hike / bike trail development (pdf) (Map) (August 11 2008 ed.). Westridge association. § Preliminary Dexter link layout. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Border to Border Trail Planning Maps". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 
  6. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Lisa Carolin (August 28, 2010). "Work to begin on border-to-border trail section in Dexter". Annarbor.com. 
  8. ^ Gregory J. Almas, ed. (August 12, 2010). "MINUTES BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING HURON-CLINTON METROPOLITAN AUTHORITY" (PDF). Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority. p. 4. 
  9. ^ a b "WASHTENAW COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2010 - 2014 Appendix D – Capital Improvement Program for Parks" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. p. 143. 
  10. ^ a b c "SCIO TOWNSHIP PARK, RECREATION, AND OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN" (PDF). Scio Township Board of Trustees. February 2008. p. 31. 
  11. ^ "City of Ann Arbor Bikeway System" (PDF). Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department. p. 1. 
  12. ^ "CITY OF ANN ARBOR FY2011–2016 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN (CIP) (Adjustments to FY2010–2015 CIP)" (PDF). City of Ann Arbor. 2010. p. 2 of ExistingApprovedCombined.pdf. 
  13. ^ "City of Ann Arbor Bikeway System" (PDF). Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department. p. 1. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Border-to-Border Trail: Trail Map: Ypsilanti Area: East Ann Arbor to Washtenaw/Wayne County Line" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. p. 3. 
  16. ^ Bob Krzewinski (Spring 2010). "Friends of the Border to Border Trail Spring 2010 Newsletter" (DOC). Friends of the Border to Border Trail. p. 2. 
  17. ^ Annarbor.com staff (September 24, 2010). "Trail through Water Street property in Ypsilanti ready for citizen use". Annarbor.com. 
  18. ^ a b Jimmie Maggard, ed. (July 13, 2010). "Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes of Meeting" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. p. 5. 

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