B2B Pathway D3: Construction Starting Soon!

Good news…construction is expected to begin soon on section D3 of the Border-to-Border (B2B) pathway along the Huron River in Scio Township. After months of working through a complex design and permitting process, our contractor is expected to begin earthwork in the coming weeks.

This trail project begins at the intersection of Zeeb Rd and Huron River Dr and ends in Delhi Metropark (1.1 miles), joining two previously completed sections of B2B Trail. The trail is on the south side of Huron River Dr and within the road and railroad rights-of-way before crossing the Huron River and entering Delhi Metropark. The trail work includes grading, paving of an asphalt trail, construction of retaining walls, installation of a pedestrian bridge over the Huron River, turf restoration and plantings, and other related improvements.

Initially, there will not be any significant impact to motorists, most of the pathway construction will take place away from the road. However, later this year, there will be brief closures on Zeeb Rd near Huron River Dr and Huron River Dr between Preserve Dr and Greenook Dr as we install two crossroad culverts. We will post an advisory in advance of these closures.

Due to the complexity of this construction, the pathway is expected to take more than a year to complete.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, fordm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6652.

This project represents a partnership between the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, the Huron Clinton Metroparks and the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative. WCRC is involved to administer a federal Transportation Alternative Program grant that is helping to fund this project.