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phittie1100
December 20th, 2014, 11:19 AM
Improvements completed on ORV route,*snowmobile trail in
northeastern Kalkaska County**

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The Department of Natural Resources today*announced*that improvements*have been completed along the*Kalkaska Route, which includes Snowmobile Trail #79 in northeastern Kalkaska County.

Improvements on this dual-use recreational trail include constructing 0.5 miles of new trail and installing a new bridge over Goose Creek. The project was necessary to replace a formerly narrow and structurally deficient bridge and to*move the trail into the woods away from vehicular traffic on Kalkaska County Road 612.*

“The new trail and bridge provide a much safer, more enjoyable motorized recreational experience for our users,” said Todd Neiss, DNR parks and recreation trail specialist.

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The project was funded using grants from the Recreational Trails, Off-Road Vehicle and Snowmobile programs.*

For more information about ORV and snowmobile trails in northern Michigan, please contact Todd Neiss at 231-775-9727 ext. 6045, or visit*www.michigan.gov/dnrtrails.

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