Mid-Michigan Community Pathway
- Location: Gratiot County, Michigan
- Construction Value: $2.5M (Ithaca to St. Louis/Alma Segment)
- Client: Mid-Michigan Community Pathways
The Mid-Michigan Community Pathways Group hired ROWE to complete a study and provide engineering and surveying services for the construction of a 40-mile non-motorized pathway spanning two counties and connecting eight communities. The pathway, along the US-127 corridor, begins in the City of Ithaca and the goal is to have it connect the Fred Meijer Rail Trail in the City of Alma to the existing Pere Marquette Rail Trail in the City of Clare.
An overview of the project can be seen at http://www.midmichpathways.org/
ROWE participated in presentations to 11 local municipalities and other government agencies to gather support for the project. Along with providing recreational opportunities and an alternative to motorized travel, the path is expected to spur economic growth in these areas.
To date, ROWE’s role in the project includes:
- Preliminary engineering and planning
- Grant Writing
One segment of the pathway – 6.6 miles of 10-foot-wide paved pathway connecting Ithaca and the St. Louis/Alma area – is opening in fall 2016. The pathways group anticipates completing all phases of the path system within a 20-year period.