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Upcoming River Restrictions

By June 28, 2019Project Updates

Following the Fourth of July weekend, our contractor will begin installing the two pedestrian bridges over the Huron River in Dexter-Huron Metropark. This work is expected to take several months and will have minor impacts on all river traffic until the project is complete.

Most paddlers and tubers will only be affected by temporary buoys in the river to direct watercraft away from the active work zone. However, it will be necessary to have several full river closures, impacting all watercraft in the work zone. Full closures will only occur during the day, Monday through Friday and will not occur on weekends or holidays. Each full river closure will last about a day and will only be implemented when necessary for public safety, for example: when lifting the bridges into final position over the river. Exact dates for river closures will be posted approximately a week in advance on our project page.

If you have questions about the river restrictions, please contact Peter Sanderson, PLA, principal park planner, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, sandersonp@washtenaw.org, 734-971-6337 x332

If you have questions about the construction project, please contact Jason Voigt, project manager, (313) 434-4601, jvoigt@wadetrim.com

This project is part of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s Border-to-Border Trail Network in partnership with the Huron Waterloo Pathway Initiative. The Washtenaw County Road Commission is involved with this project to help administer federal funds from the Transportation Alternatives Program Grant.