ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) - Ann Arbor officials are marking the opening of a $1.58 million, 1.1 mile biking and walking path along the city’s busy Washtenaw Avenue.
An opening ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday next to the Assembly of God Church, near the Stadium Boulevard intersection.
According to AnnArbor.com, the new 10-foot wide asphalt path was built along the north/northeast side of Washtenaw. It connects the existing sidewalk system serving the downtown area and the University of Michigan campus with the commercial area to the east.
The project is financed with $749,000 from the U.S. government, $772,000 from the city, and money raised with a special assessment on neighboring property owners.
For more details and to see a map of the trail, click here.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.