Michigan Air Line Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony to take place Nov. 13

Part of a cross-state trail that will stretch from Port Huron to South Haven

The Michigan Air Line Trail, a segment of the Great Lake to Lake Trails-Route 1, will open Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the junction of Air Line and the M-5 Trail, according to a joint release from Commerce Township, Walled Lake and Wixom.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at the the junction of Air Line and the M-5 Trail in Commerce Township

The 5.5-mile trail will run from Wixom Road east to Haggerty Road, with eight road crossings. It also features multiple trail entrances and plazas along the route.

The Commerce, Walled Lake and Wixom Trailway Management Council oversees the construction of the trail, headed by trail manager John Hensler.

According to a release from the council, the project is a public-private partnership, with funding from the Federal Transportation Alternatives Program administered by the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, as well as the Ralph C. Wilson Jr., Foundation, the Levine Family Foundation, The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program, as well as the citizens of Wixom, Walled Lake and Commerce Township.

The Great Lake to Lake Trails-Route 1 stretches 275 miles from Port Huron to South Haven through 34 communities of farms, small towns and cities. It is one of five routes spreading across the state.

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