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Border-to-Border: M-52 Trail Segment

This project is part of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s Border-to-Border Trail Network (B2B)  in partnership with the Huron Waterloo Pathway Initiative (HWPI). For more information, click here to visit the B2B website and click here to visit the HWPI website.

Location of roadwork:
Phase 2: Green Lake Campground Access Road to N. Territorial Road, Phase 1 was completed in 2018

Lyndon, Sylvan

When is the work being done:
Phase 2 will be completed in the summer of 2020

Description of work:
Non-Motorized Path Construction

Impact on Traffic:
M-52 will be closed for 3 weeks to allow for a tunnel installation starting May 4, 2020

Funding Source(s):
Four-Year Road and Non-Motorized Path Millage, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Private, Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission

Latest Updates

April 29, 2020 MDOT Road Closure: M-52 (Lyndon Twp)

MDOT E-mail

CONTACT: Aaron Jenkins, MDOT Office of Communications, 517-243-9075,  JenkinsA10@Michigan.gov

Pedestrian tunnel installation in Washtenaw County begins on Monday

COUNTY: Washtenaw

ROAD: M-52


START DATE: 7 a.m., Monday, May 4, 2020

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: 5 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020

PROJECT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be closing M-52 in each direction just north of the Green Lake Campground between Waterloo Road and North Territorial Road beginning Monday morning. MDOT has issued a permit to Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation to install a pedestrian tunnel under M-52.

Project map

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: Please follow posted detours. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

SAFETY BENEFITS: Closing the intersection during this type of work is necessary to provide the safest work area possible for crews and motorists.

ESSENTIAL WORK: This road construction project is an essential function. Transportation workers in the field follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit their risk of getting sick.


March 25, 2020 B2B M-52 Pathway: M-52 Closure Expected This Spring

4/21/2020 Update: The closure of M-52 is now planned to begin on Monday, May 4, 2020. 

Posted on Behalf of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission:

While these are certainly unusual times, construction continues on phase 2 of the Border-to-Border Pathway along M-52 in Lyndon Township.

Part of this project is the construction of a tunnel underneath M-52. Tunnel construction is expected to begin in mid-April. Construction will require the full closure of M-52 between Waterloo Road and N. Territorial Road for up to 3 weeks. A detour will be posted.

Residents and property owners who live within the work zone will be provided access to their homes and/or businesses but no traffic will be able to cross the road at the tunnel site (near the entrance to Green Lake Campground).

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission will issue another advisory once the exact closure date has been determined.  Questions? Contact Roy Townsend, project manager, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, (734) 845-1903, townsendr@washtenaw.org.

December 5, 2019 Making Progress

Our contractor has been making steady progress all fall on phase 2 of the Border-to-Border Pathway project along M-52 in Lyndon Township. They have been working on grading the pathway route this fall and winter. They plan to start building the retaining walls later this month.

The trail is scheduled to be completed in late June 2020.

Grading Progress on Phase 2 of the M-52 Trail

This is going to be a very beautiful section of trail.

Contact information:
Bryan Turczynski, Project Engineer, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Consulting
    • (248) 324-2090