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US-41 Recreation Underpass Project

$1,485 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 8 months
Hello!

We've received word from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) that we are conditionally funded for $2.4M to build this project.

Residents and visitors of Marquette County will benefit from having a safe connection under US-41 in Marquette Township in order to link-up with our community's 100 + miles of motorized and non-motorized trails.  This helps our local economy!

Funds generated by this campaign will be used as matching funds for two (2) state grant applications that have been filed with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

If successful, a tunnel under the US-41 corridor will be constructed just east of the Marquette Menards store in 2019.  Connecting trails be will installed from the Iron Ore Heritage Trail to the tunnel; and from the tunnel other existing trail netowrks, in phases.  The underpass will also provide safer access to our growing shopping and entertainment district.

This is a legacy project for the Marquette area.  Marquette Township Planning & Zoning staff are working dilligently with our local and state regulatory agencies to bring this project to fruition.  However, we need your help!  If you are a user of our trail netowork(s), or if you are a business that would like to provide access to your business for all mobility types, please consider a charitable contribution towards this great project!

We need to generate these funds by October 1, 2018.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

Respectfully,

Jason McCarthy
Planner/Zoning Administrator
Marquette Charter Township
1000 Commerce Drive
Marquette, Michigan  49855
906-228-6220 x105
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YOUR DONATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
All contributors of this project will be recognized on a professionally-designed trail sign kiosk!
Marquette Township Planning & Zoning Department staff would like to remind you that we are still fundraising for our proposed 2019 US-41 Underpass Project! Safety for our residents and visitors wanting to cross US-41 in this area is the project’s top priority. The underpass/tunnel will connect from the Iron Ore Heritage Trail on the south side to the DNR Snowmobile Trail #14 on the north side near Menards, and will provide a safe highway crossing for recreational and non-motorized users. The pathway along US-41 is also planned to eventually connect to over 100 miles of world-class recreation trails and North Star Academy, which will extend our Safe Routes to School pathway infrastructure.
Conceptual design of underpass
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Here are some additional details regarding the project.
Underpass design example.
Marquette Area Trail Network
Project Location Map
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