Thursday, September 25, 2008

Little Traverse Wheelway—Resort Bluffs Construction Nears Completion

filling in the washout
on the Resort Bluffs segment
photo from
Tip of the Mitt Trail Council

from Tip of the Mitt Trails Council, newsletter, Fall, 2008

Bridging of the 1.4 mile gap in the Little Traverse Wheelway between Petoskey and Charlevoix is nearly finished. Completion will mean that the worst part of the LTW (along the decomposing shoulder of US 31) will become the best, providing beautiful views of Little Traverse Bay from its position 20 to 30 feet above the lake. As with the rest of this trail pavement will be asphalt.

Work by H & D Road building is expected to conclude early October with the dedication ceremony in spring, 2009. With the building of the segment from the Harbor Springs airport into the city in summer , 2009 the 26 mile bike path will finally be “built out,” the culmination of a thirty year project to build a trail around Little Traverse Bay.

In other news from the Tip of the Mitt Trails Council, In Harbor Springs, Harbor Inc., a TOMTC ally, has announced plans for a new trail to link the Little Traverse Wheelway to the Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob four seasons resorts along Pleasant View Road, another through town along Lake Street, and another to extend north of town along the lakeshore.

In Petoskey, the city is working with us and other local interests to link the Wheelway to a series of trails to the commercial areas south of town and along the Bear River. Efforts continue to purchase the diagonal railroad right of way through downtown extended from the Michigan Department of Transportation Railroad Division.

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