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Loch Alpine Board Bulletin - January 19, 2018
Posted on Jan 21st, 2018
Proposed Trail Will Edge Loch Alpine -
Important Public Meeting February 1
The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) is working on the design and engineering for the next phases of the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) to connect Dexter and Ann Arbor. The project area begins at the junction of Huron River Drive and Zeeb Road and continues east along Huron River Drive to Wagner Road.
Of special interest to Loch Alpine is that the proposed pathway would run along the north side of Huron River Drive, along the entrance at Greenook Boulevard, then cross to the south side of the road just above the South Loch Alpine entrance. This would increase cyclist and pedestrian traffic at both Loch Alpine entrances/exits on Huron River Road, raising the risk of accidents with automobiles turning into or out of the neighborhood. Click on B2B Trail Master Plan, and see page 38, or go online to b2b.ewashtenaw.org, click on “B2B Trail Planning and Active Projects”, and then look for the “Master Plan Draft” link.
The LAIA Grounds Committee and a representative from The Preserve met with WCPARC this past August to express our concerns and requested that they investigate placing the Trail on the south side of Huron River Drive starting at Zeeb and certainly before crossing our entrances. In the Master Plan for this section of the B2B Trail is an alternative pathway like the recommendation of the group.
WCPARC is hosting a public informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Dexter Public Library, 3255 Alpine Street in Dexter. The meeting will provide a presentation with an overview of the process, description of alternative pathways that were explored, a discussion of the preferred pathway, and a question and answer session.
We encourage Loch Alpine residents to attend this meeting as this may be one of our last opportunities to share concerns we may have about the Trail crossing Loch Alpine’s entrances. If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to get more information or provide feedback, please contact Peter Sanderson, Park Planner firstname.lastname@example.org.