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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Okemos Road Boardwalk
Post Date:11/05/2019 4:04 PM
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On Monday, November 4th, a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of the Okemos Road Boardwalk. The boardwalk is located just south of the entrance to the Service Center and Nancy Moore Park and features paved pathway entrances for accessibility.
Event speakers included: Township Supervisor, Ronald J. Styka; 69th District State Representative, Julie Brixie; Deputy Township Manager, Derek N. Perry; 11th District Ingham County Commissioner, Emily Stivers and Former 11th District Ingham County Commissioner, Teri Banas.
Meridian Township received $975,000 in funding from the Ingham County Parks and Trail Millage for the newly constructed boardwalk on Okemos Road between Central Park Drive and the Service Center. The remaining $325,000 of the 1.3 million-dollar project, was funded by the Township's voter approved pathway millage.
The Okemos Road Boardwalk has completed the final remaining gap in the pathway system along the east side of Okemos Road. It connects the pathway from Jolly Road to Lake Lansing Road. The boardwalk is constructed of wooden timbers and provide an off-road elevated walkway through the Mud Lake Drain wetland area south of Gaylord C. Smith Court.
Continuing to work to connect the Township's pathway system, including construction of the Okemos Road Boardwalk was one of the Township Board's 2019 Goals.