2018 Trail Construction Updates

*2018 Paint Creek Trail Construction and Closure Alert*

Paint Creek Trail is scheduled for two major construction projects in 2018.

Bridge 33.7, which is located on the trail between Dutton and Silver Bell Roads, is scheduled to be replaced.  This $750,000 project, which is being funded by a $300,0000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, a $300,000 Federal Transportation Alternatives Program grant, and a $150,000 cash match from Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, is scheduled to start in late Spring or early Summer 2018.  The Paint Creek Trail will be completely closed to thru traffic for 60-90 days.  Unfortunately, there is no detour.  You will be able to use the trail from Rochester Municipal Park to Dutton Road, or Silver Bell Road to Children’s Park in Lake Orion. The one mile section between Dutton Road and Silver Bell Road will be completely closed during the bridge replacement. Please plan your visit to the Paint Creek Trail accordingly.  After the bridge is replaced, the Paint Creek Trail is tentatively scheduled to be re-surfaced with crushed limestone, from Rochester to Lake Orion, with rolling closures.  At this time, bridge construction is tentatively planned to start around June 1, 2018 and both projects will tentatively be completed by September 30, 2018. This schedule is tentative, and subject to change.

You can get regular updates on the construction and trail closures the following ways:

  • Paint Creek Trail FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paintcreektrail/
  • Paint Creek Trail Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/paintcreektrail
  • Paint Creek Trail Website Page: http://paintcreektrail.org/wordpress/2018-trail-construction-updates
  • Email: manager@paintcreektrail.org
  • Phone: 248-651-9260

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