The Heritage Trail & Brookton Road & Schemwood Park Updates

Marquette TownshipMay 13, 2012– The Charter Township of Marquette  first millage contribution to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail was dispersed to the Authority this spring and is being put toward completing the multi-use trail.

Bikers and Walkers enjoy the beauty of Marquette Township

Bids should be let June 1 with an expected completion from Negaunee Township to Marquette Township around October 1, 2012. Trailhead #9 will also be established by the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority located at Schwemwood Park on Co. Rd. 492. Funds will also be used to update the Soo Line railroad crossing by the Holiday Inn, so trail users can connect to the city trail and on to Chocolay and eventually farther east.

Along these same lines, the Marquette County Road Commission will be “straightening the curve” at Brookton Road/Co. Rd. 492 beginning around June 1. There will be a stop sign there and the road will “T”, just like at Commerce Drive. The road between that sign and the Commerce intersection will be repaved and the “walking path” continued.

The Marquette Township Board also authorized a private road to be built behind, what is being called, “the Starbucks Mall” to exit somewhere onto Co. Rd. 492. This will help traffic flow during busy times with Michael’s mall customers. Schwemwood Park will also be expanded at some point when the township receives its distribution from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, which was approved 12/31/11.

Thanks for your support of the MTBA. If we can help you in any way or answer any questions, please let us know.

Next board meeting Tuesday, June 12, Noon at Hudson’s Restaurant. Please join us!

You can find Lyn Durant at the Cedar Motor Inn. Family-owned over 45 years

Lyn J. Durant, Innkeeper
Cedar Motor Inn, Inc.
2523 US Highway 41 W
Marquette, MI 49855-2258
(906) 228-2280 phone/fax
(888) 551-7378 reservations
www.cedarmi.com

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2 comments to The Heritage Trail & Brookton Road & Schemwood Park Updates

  • joan antilla

    when will that road be built behind starbucks to 492

    also can one walk from schwenwood park on cr 492 to walmart?

    thanks joan

  • Hello Joan:
    The “Starbucks Road”, as we’ve fondly knicknamed it, will be developing shortly; as soon as the road commission gets a little farther along in their reconstruction of 492. The township is also looking at how that will effect the property it owns adjacent to Schwemwood before moving much further to develop Trailhead #9 for the Heritage Trail. Another month should smooth things out a bit.
    Also it is possible to get to Walmart through the woods of Schwemwood (and later from the Heritage Trail)coming up the southwest side between Walmart and the AT&T building. Once the Heritage Trail is pushed through to the east from Negaunee (State tells us it should start by 9/17/12) there will be better access to US41 from the trail (somewhere off 492 near Schwemwood). I hope this isn’t too confusing. Feel free to call me at the Cedar 228-2280 if I can help more. Or better yet, come to a MTBA board meeting – 3rd Tuesday of the month at noon at Hudson’s!!! Thank you for the questions! LD

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