News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: July 16, 2019

Community Members, Media Invited to Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies for Northern Tier Trail Bridges

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will be hosting three upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremonies to commemorate the repair/replacement of six pedestrian bridges along the Northern Tier Trail. Community members and members of the local media are invited to attend.

This project would not have been possible without funding support from the Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage. The City of East Lansing was awarded $1,526,089 in millage funds to repair/replace the six bridges and make surface improvements along the trail. Close to 70 percent of voters in East Lansing approved the Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage in November 2014, demonstrating a tremendous amount of local support for improvements to outdoor recreational amenities in the local community.

“We would like to thank Ingham County and East Lansing voters for their support of this important project, which has resulted in significant infrastructure and accessibility improvements along the Northern Tier Trail,” said East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Director Tim McCaffrey. “We are excited to celebrate the completion of this important project at the upcoming ribbon-cutting events we have planned.”

Speakers at the ribbon-cutting events will include East Lansing City Councilmembers and representatives from Ingham County and the East Lansing Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission. Details about each ribbon-cutting ceremony are below:

  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the East Lansing Soccer Complex bridge on Thursday, July 18 at 2 p.m. Parking is available at the East Lansing Soccer Complex, 3700 Coleman Road, and the bridge is located just south of the complex along the trail. This event will celebrate the complete replacement of the East Lansing Soccer Complex bridge, the installation of a new bridge at Albert A. White Memorial Park and repairs to the bridges at Harrison Meadows Park and Abbey Road.

  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the Kalamazoo Street bridge on Tuesday, July 23 at 11 a.m. Parking is available at Kircher Municipal Park, 301 Clippert St. and the bridge is located near the northeast corner of the Clippert-Kalamazoo intersection. This event will celebrate repairs to the Kalamazoo Street bridge, including approach improvements, repaired decking, support improvements, aesthetic improvements (repainted) and more.

  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the Hagadorn Road bridge on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available at B/A Florist, 1424 E. Grand River Ave., and the bridge is located near the southwest corner of the Grand River-Hagadorn intersection. This event will celebrate repairs to the Hagadorn Road bridge, including approach improvements, repaired decking, support improvements, aesthetic improvements (repainted) and more.



Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases