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Following the Fourth of July weekend, two pedestrian bridges for the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) over the Huron River in Dexter-Huron Metropark will begin the installation process, which is expected to take several months and will have minor impacts to 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 complete river closures, impacting all watercraft in the work zone. Full closures are only permitted during the day, Monday through Friday and will not be allowed on weekends or holidays. Each 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 the project page on the Washtenaw County Road Commission’s website. The project page will provide more detailed information and the ability to subscribe to project updates, including notifications of river closures.
This project is a 1.2 mile extension from the Metropark to Zeeb Road at Huron River Drive. It will connect to the existing trail that links the City of Dexter to Dexter-Huron Metropark and is the result of a collaborate effort between the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, Washtenaw County Road Commission, Huron-Clinton Metroparks, and the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative.