- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

TRENTON, Mich. (AP) - Construction is scheduled to begin this fall on two greenways for bicycle riders, walkers and runners in suburban Detroit.

The Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative, which represents 21 area communities, announced the update Friday.

Wayne County, through its park millage, and the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund are funding a $900,000 project for a trail and shoreline habitat improvements at Wayne County’s Elizabeth Park. It will help link the park to Trenton’s downtown.

Meanwhile, a $425,000 project will connect Elizabeth Park and the Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge to the Refuge Gateway of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge via a trail along Jefferson Avenue.

To date, more than $12 million has been invested in the area in more than 50 miles of continuous pathways, linking four major parks.

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Online:

http://www.downrivergreenways.org