Bike trail work resumes May 9.

May 2, 2016
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The rail trail where it crosses Carlton Creek in Rothbury.

ROTHBURY — Work is scheduled to resume next Monday, May 9, on the Hart-Montague William Field Memorial Rail Trail for the completion of the work that was started last year.

“Work that remains to be completed will be centered around the Village of Rothbury and will require closures of a couple of sections of the trail to complete,” according to Assistant Construction Engineer Leo Evans for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Approximately a one-quarter mile north of Winston Road, a new bridge will be constructed over Carlton Creek which will require closure of the trail for approximately six to eight weeks. Traffic on the trail will be detoured around the construction area via Winston Road, 88th Avenue and Meadow Drive.

About a 1.5 miles to the north of the new bridge location, between the intersections of Cleveland Road and Arthur Road, another crossing of Carlton Creek as well as a crossing of a tributary of Carlton Creek, will be replaced with new culverts.

The work to replace the two culverts between Cleveland and Arthur will require closure of the trail for approximately one week to remove and install the new culverts after which time the trail will be reopened with a gravel surface over the culverts.

“At this time, the date for the trail closure between Cleveland and Arthur is not set, but it will be put into place after work on the new bridge has started. It will likely be closed later in the week of May 9 or the week of May 16 for the culvert work to be completed.”

“Repaving over the culvert crossings will be completed near the end of June when the paving of the remainder of the trail near the bridge site is ready for paving and will require a one-day closure of the trail for final paving,” states Evans.

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