JAMES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 1.4-mile section of paved trail adds a new link to the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail.
The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/18y3nyQ ) the trail in Saginaw County's James Township connects Saginaw Township's sidewalk and trail system to the roughly 9.5-mile Saginaw Valley Rail Trail.
Saginaw County Parks Director John Schmude says some final work is needed on the $387,000 project, but the new trail is ready for bicyclists and pedestrians.
About $250,000 for the project about 85 miles northwest of Detroit came from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The rest is coming from a mix of local funding.
The long-term vision for bicycle and pedestrian trails in the area is to link existing trail networks in Midland, Bay and Saginaw counties.
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw