Ypsilanti Moving Forward With Huron Pathway Project

Jun 2, 2020

Ypsilanti’s city council will discuss a construction project Tuesday tonight that’s expected to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety.  

The $3.3 million “Huron Pathway” project would create a 10-foot-wide pedestrian and bicycle path over I-94 at Huron Street.  City Council Member Steve Wilcoxen from the second ward says the current bridge at that interchange is only designed for cars.

Council Member Wilcoxen: As of now, there’s no pedestrian crossing out there.  People walk down the median, and it’s really unsafe.  And then other people are walking on the road.  Riding a bike across there is very hazardous with all the traffic going on.

The city is working on the project with MDOT, Ypsilanti Township, and the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study.  Construction is expected to begin in 2022.    

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