PEA Group completed a master plan for a segment of the Iron Belle Trail that creates a key connection between Washtenaw County and Wayne County. A gap in the regional trail existed between the end of the B2B Trail in Washtenaw County and Lower Huron Metropark, where the Iron Belle began in Wayne County.
PEA Group worked with community stakeholders from Ypsilanti Township, the City of Belleville, and Van Buren Township to develop route options to close the gap. Our team completed an in-depth analysis of the route options and performed route scoring of each option to develop one definitive route. We held several townhall community meetings to gather public input.
The project successfully determined one route that provided connections to parks, schools, shopping districts, and a variety of regional attractions. The final report was utilized to secure significant grant funding to implement the construction of the trail.
Upon completing the master plan, PEA Group developed final construction drawings for sections B, C, D, G, H, and J of the project. PEA Group also completed permitting and assisted with grant coordination of an MNRTF Grant and assisted with bidding for several sections. Sections B and C were constructed in 2021.