Fred, thanks very much for the follow up. Yes, I have looked at the area
that you've described. We have discussed addressing this area when the
I-96 bridges project is in construction - that will begin approximately July
2011. We will also look at an interim maintenance fix to get us to July.
Thanks again, and I'm thinking we'll have the interim fix done next week,
and I'll let you know if it's delayed.
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We chatted briefly at the M-5 Pathway opening last fall. I mentioned
the sand and gravel covered condition on the Huron Valley Trail in Lyon
Twp. adjacent to I-96. The specific location on the HVT is where it
the east bound entrance onto I-96 from the north bound Milford Rd. At
that location the entrance ramp and the HVT is separated by a narrow
steep embankment. The steep embankment is shedding extensive amounts of
sand and gravel onto the paved path for a distance of perhaps 100 yards.
reference point for viewing that section would be behind the Chase Bank
the Lyon Towne Center shopping area.
You indicated perhaps the problem could be alleviated with a
maintenance rehabilitation during the 2011 season. It would seem to me
removal of a
few inch depth of the sand/gravel in that strip, and replacement with
and appropriate vegetation and seeding would solve the problem and hold
the soil adequately from washing onto the paved path during rain.
If you'd like to review the site with me, I'd be happy to meet you
there, perhaps behind the bank... Please let me know your thoughts..
Those of us who utilize the Huron Valley Trail for bicycle riding
would be greatly appreciative, and a potentially hazardous condition
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