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Creative Fab
March 29th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Gladwin Off-Road Vehicle Trail
to Remain Closed for Repairs

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced the
Gladwin off-road vehicle (ORV) trail north of M-61 will continue to remain
closed for damage assessment and repair following the severe flooding that
hit the area last May. The trail will remain open south of M-61, however.

Last May, the trail north of M-61 was closed due to severe flooding and
trail degradation. Approximately 14 miles of trail just north of M-61 has
been evaluated and scheduled for repair. Most repairs will begin in the
spring as weather conditions allow, and are scheduled for completion by the
end of September 2005. The repairs include installation of culverts and
improvements to the trail surface in places where seasonally wet conditions
exist. This portion of the trail will remain closed until all repairs are
completed.

The portion of trail that lies farthest north of M-61, approximately 18
miles, is still under evaluation and is not scheduled to reopen at this
time. A thorough assessment of soil types, trail conditions and possible
repairs for this area are currently being conducted. A list of options and
alternatives based on the results of the assessment will be developed for
review and implementation.

The entire trail south of M-61 will remain open for use.
For information regarding the status of this trail, contact Gladwin Unit
Manager Courtney Borgondy at 989-426-9205, Ext. 7640. For a map of the trail
or information regarding the ORV program, contact ORV Program Manager Steve
Kubisiak at 517-373-1665, or visit the DNR's Web site at
www.michigan.gov/dnr.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and
enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future
generations.

Roadhouse
March 31st, 2005, 07:13 AM
Thats bull they still have the north part closed. I've been up there alot and I don't think they are even working on it. Granted I'm not a quad user, but if I was I would be really mad. That north part made up 2/3's of the Gladwin loop.

Creative Fab
March 31st, 2005, 11:22 AM
This is the DNR ORV program at it's finest.

If they would have let this go to the grant sponsors last year we would have had it done toot sweet.

We will find out soon what method they will use for getting the work done. Hopefully it will be put out to bid by a grant sponsor.