Progress continues, as we work to get local approvals. We have been in touch with Heather Venzke of the City of Ludington with regard to the portion of the route that will coincide with USBR 35. We have got local approvals from several communities, and all private owners of facilities along the route (the ferries at each end and the Frankenmuth Covered Bridge).
Just this week, we officially received word of the first county-level approvals. In St. Clair County, where the route is a mixture of roads and trails, the County Road Commission approved a route on a 4-0 vote. In Isabella County, where the route uses the Pere Marquette rail trail, the County Board of Commissioners and the County Parks and Recreation Commission approved the route.
We (myself, Kerry, Paul) will be talking about this at the Michigan Bicycle Summit in Lansing on March 27. Go to http://www.lmb.org
for details, we'd love to see everyone there!