Trail Updates

CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW

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CHELSEA-STOCKBRIDGE CORRIDOR

M52 Toward Stockbridge

Vegetation removal has begun on a new segment of trail along the east side of M-52 in Lyndon Township. This segment will add 1.6 miles beginning at M-52 and North Territorial extending to Boyce Road. This project includes grading, paving the trail, and tree planting and improvements to existing trail south of the trailhead near the DTE Trail connection.

We anticipate a groundbreaking ceremony to take place spring 2023.

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Chelsea Connection

Supported by the MEDC Chelsea Connection Campaign, Phase B of construction on this 1.1 mile segment is open between Werkner Road and Timbertown/Veteran’s Park.  Community ribbon cutting event to be announced this fall.

There is a short unfinished gap that remains on the trail due to the pending replacement of the culvert under M-52, which is in poor condition. The culvert is located just North of the Staffan Mitchell funeral home.

The culvert replacement work is being managed by MDOT and Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office and will be completed in the summer of 2023.

This segment completes the connection into downtown Chelsea. This means that it links the City with the two previous phases of construction to the north that end at the Trailhead totaling 6.3 miles of trail.  This will be further extended next year with the North Territorial to Boyce Road segment pushing this beautiful trail corridor to a distance of 7.9 miles! 

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DEXTER-CHELSEA CORRIDOR

Progress continues along Dexter-Chelsea Road! This section of trail is a continuation of the segment that currently ends at Wylie Road in Dexter.  Vegetation removal began this March for this project that added about 0.6 miles of trail toward Parker Road. As of August, trail construction is just about complete and landscaping is scheduled for late fall.

As we work toward making the final connections between Dexter and Chelsea, parking will be challenging along this segment.  Once the corridor is complete, there will be parking and safe public access. Until then, if you do park in this area, please do not use Beacon Hill Drive as it is a private road.

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HUDSON MILLS METROPARK CORRIDOR

Updates will be reported here as trail progress continues.

ANN ARBOR-DEXTER CORRIDOR

Update: A groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 14th at Delhi Metropark for the much-anticipated Zeeb Road to Delhi Metropark segment of the Border to Trail! Read more here.

Construction was initiated in the spring of 2021 on a one mile segment from Zeeb Road to Delhi Metropark with plans for the fourth B2B bridge over the Huron River.  All project elements within local control were completed last March and the required permit approvals came through last May. A final letter of approval from Amtrak was needed prior to the project going out to bid, which is what caused the delays we saw in the past year.

Phase Two of the Zeeb to Delhi project adds about a mile of trail extending from Zeeb Road to East Delhi Road.  Not only will this project complete a total of 4.4 miles of continuous trail east of Dexter toward Ann Arbor, it will connect all three Metroparks within Washtenaw County!

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ANN ARBOR CORRIDOR

We hope to share information on the Bandemer Tunnel project this fall.

YPSILANTI CORRIDOR

Updates will be reported here as trail progress continues.