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Portion of North Central State Trail re-routed for bridge replacement

Submitted by on November 20, 2017 – 12:34 amNo Comment

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says an approximately 1-mile stretch of the North Central State Trail (or Snowmobile Trail No. 9) between State Street and Old Mackinaw Road in Cheboygan County is temporarily closed.

A bridge along this stretch of the trail has deteriorated and become unsafe for use.

A 2.4-mile re-route will be signed between Western and Martha streets and will bypass the deteriorating bridge that extends over the Little Black River.

The DNR says that although re-routing snowmobiles along city streets does not provide optimal riding conditions, it is the most viable way to bypass the closed bridge and still provide connectivity with the regional trail network.

The DNR hopes to have the bridge replaced by next winter.

The DNR asks snowmobilers to follow signs, stay on the designated route, and respect private property, driveways and mailboxes.  Snowmobilers also are asked to share the road with other vehicles and operate at a safe speed and manner.  For more information on the bridge closure, call 989-732-3541.