Wasthenaw County

Local News
6:46 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

MDOT Grants to Help Make Dexter More Walkable

Grants from the Michigan Department of Transportation will help improve the "walkability" of the Dexter area. 

A partnership including the village, Dexter Community Schools and the Chelsea-area Wellness Foundation is receiving about $225,000 to help close gaps in the community's sidewalks. 

Village Manager Donna Dettling says there are good routes from most sub-divisions to Dexter Schools, but a few problem areas were identified in developing the safe routes to school planning document.  Dettling says they hope to finalize designs and identify a contractor this winter, so construction on sidewalks and other projects can begin in the spring.  She says the community is thrilled with the M-DOT funding and the planning work done through a great collaboration gave Dexter an enormous benefit.

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on Michigan Department of Transportation grants leading to a more walkable Dexter.

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Local News
3:11 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Faith-Based Program Celebrates with Stewardship Dinner

A new faith-based program serving in Washtenaw County holds its first stewardship dinner Thursday night. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

Click here to hear Bob's report.