Washtenaw to Wayne IBT

Washtenaw to Wayne Iron Belle Trail

Ypsilanti Township, City of Belleville, Van Buren Township

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 Metro Park where the Iron Belle began in Wayne County. Our team worked with community stakeholders from Ypsilanti Township, the City of Belleville and Van Buren Township to develop route options to close the gap. We completed an in-depth analysis of the route options and performed route scoring of each option to develop one definitive route. PEA Group 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.

Client
Van Buren Township, Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation, City of Belleville
Project Type
Services