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Reopening Of Border-To-Border Trail Further Delayed Due To Environmental Cleanup

Jul 12, 2018

Border-to-Border Trail Marker in Superior Township
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The Border-to-Border Trail in Ypsilanti was scheduled to re-open this past May after being closed for a periods of two years.  Now, it’s July, and the trail remains closed. 


The City of Ypsilanti says that it took them longer than expected to receive a grant that paid for a remediation project.  The trail closed in 2016 after elevated levels of PCB's where found in the area.

Joe Meyers is the interim director of community and economic development for the city.

"The contamination has been remediated.  We are working with the state Department of Environmental Quality on the final steps to make sure everything is contained in a proper way.  And, hopefully, we'll know in the next couple of weeks if we have met their conditions, which we feel very confident that we have working with the environmental consultants..."

Over $200,000 were spent to address the contamination problem.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu