Thursday, October 14, 2021

Rolling right along

Romulus Huron River Pathway officially opens to public

Eager bikers were on hand to be among the first to travel
along the new Huron River Pathway officially
opened in Romulus last week.   
Things are rolling along in the City of Romulus with the opening of the Huron River Pathway.

Last week, the new pathway was officially opened to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by city officials and the public. The path allows bike or foot travel from the I-275 Metro Trail into downtown Romulus. The Huron River Drive Pathway was constructed in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation with support from a $297,600 federal grant. The Romulus Downtown Development Authority provided another $100,000 toward funding of the project. 

Romulus city officials were on hand to cut the ribbon opening
the Huron River Pathway to the public last week. The path connects
the I-275 Metro Trail to downtown Romulus.
The pathway consists of a shared-use path along Huron River Drive from Northline Road to Grant Street. At the intersection of Huron River Drive and Goddard Street, the trail becomes a bicycle path. Sharrows, or bike-specific signage, have been installed on Goddard Road from Grant Street to Hunt Street to support traffic flow and biker safety, officials said.

The path is now open to the public and several eager bikers took the opportunity to be the first to utilize the new amenity as the ribbon was cut.