WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - A project underway to extend a multi-use pathway along Zeeb Road in Scio Township, linking it with Washtenaw County’s Border-to-Border trail, and plans to increase pedestrian safety where the road crosses I-94 are receiving a $1.5-million boost.
State Rep. Donna Lasinksi, D-Scio Township, who serves as the House minority leader in Lansing, secured the money in the Michigan state budget for this fiscal year.
She told local leaders at the Scio Township Board of Trustees’ Tuesday, Oct. 12 meeting that it will help “close the funding gap” for the Zeeb Road pathway and accelerate construction by a full year.
Another $750,000 in the budget will also jumpstart a proposal to add a barrier between pedestrians, bicycles and traffic on the Zeeb Road bridge crossing I-94, as well as pedestrian-activated signals on either side.
The Zeeb Road pathway extension involves a pedestrian bridge over the Huron River and a rail crossing, both of which could cause delays.