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Ypsilanti's Border-To-Border Trail Set To Re-Open In May

Apr 12, 2018

Border-to-Border Trail Marker
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After two years of being closed, the Border-to-Border Trail in Ypsilanti will soon re-open.  


Soil contamination on the property known as Water Street caused the closure, but the City of Ypsilanti hopes to re-open it by May 1st.

Bob Krzewinski is the chair of the city's non-motorized advisory committee.  He says construction crews have been addressing the contamination issue.

"The vast majority of that work is completed right now.  The only thing they have to do is some little soil stabilization along the river banks.  The city has a permit from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to reopen the trail."

Bike repair stations and bike racks will be placed on the Border-to-Border Trail.

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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