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West End Beach Trail and Access Project: May 15

by Missy Luick
Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Missy Luick, City of Traverse City, Planning and Engineering Assistant, (231) 922-4778

 

Trail Ribbon Cuttings Planned

Boardman Lake Trail: May 8

West End Beach Trail and Access Project: May 15

TRAVERSE CITY-  The City of Traverse City plans to celebrate the completion of two trail projects: Boardman Lake Trail and West End Beach Trail and Access Project on May 8 and May 15 respectively. The community is invited to attend both ribbon cutting events to commemorate the completion of these important projects. Both projects are great additions to the Traverse City recreation and transportation network.

West End Beach Trail and Access Project: May 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., the West End Beach Trail and Access Project will be celebrated. Representatives from the City of Traverse City, Michigan Department of Transportation and Slabtown Neighborhood Association will speak at the event. The event will take place at the trail terminus on the north side of Grandview Parkway. Public parking is available at the West End Beach parking lot or along Bay Street. Bike racks are located along the trail.

The project includes the extension of a non-motorized trail along the north side of M-72/West Grandview Parkway from the parking lot at West End Beach to Elmwood Avenue, a distance of approximately 1,285 feet; a pedestrian crossing of M-72/West Grandview Parkway near the alignment of Elmwood Avenue connecting the trail extension with neighborhoods and trail networks to the south. North of the trail crossing intersection, a small viewing platform and ramped access to the beach were constructed. The project included investments to improve water quality including a stormwater treatment structure and the elimination of the direct discharge from the parking lot. Additional project components include: beach access quarried rock steps in two locations, site landscaping, irrigation systems, furniture and solar/wind hybrid streetlights.