MDOT or the Michigan Department of Transportation has recently announced two federal Transportation Enhancement grants to bolster nonmotorized transportation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Kalamazoo. Houghton County is located in the Upper Peninsula and Kalamazoo in southwest Michigan.

The Kalamazoo grant will aid in the construction of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Once done the Kalamazoo Valley will grant access to 35 miles of trails, which connect to over 140 miles of regional trails. This project is important because it gives the users of unmotorized transport access to neighborhoods, business districts and provides them with an overall expanded reach of the community.

Then in Houghton County the MDOT will widen 1.4 miles of paved shoulder. Once done, the shoulders on US-41 will be 8-feet wide, providing greater access for bicyclist and pedestrians.

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