Highland Townships Draft Non-Motorized Pathway Master Plan was initiated during the update of the Highland Township Recreation Plan in 2009, because Highland residents showed great interest in meeting the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians. The Draft Non-Motorized Pathway Plan describes the future vision for sidewalks, paths, trails and bike lanes in Highland Township. Highland would like to connect users to natural, cultural and civic destinations and to provide healthy alternatives to driving. The Plan will also be used as a tool to obtain funds to install the pathways. The Pathway Plan was developed by a sidewalk committee and has been reviewed by the Planning Commission. The Plan is now in front of the Board of Trustees for review and comments. The Board is asking for public comments on the Plan. Once the comments and suggestions have been addressed, the Board will set the Non-Motorized Pathway Master Plan for public hearing and final approval.
The Highland DDA is currently working on a Sidewalk Project in the Downtown Highland Station District check out the details at the DDA’s website at https://www.highlanddda.com/1/220/index.asp. The project proposes sidewalks on both sides of Milford Road from M-59 south to Snooks Butcher's Shoppe/Colasanti's Produce and East Livingston Road from Milford Road to Eleanor Street. The DDA is planning to start construction of the project in 2012.
You may view the Draft Non-Motorized Pathway Master Plan on the Township website at www.highlandtwp.com or at the Highland Township Hall at 205 N. John Street.
If you have any questions or comments you can contact the Township Hall at 248-887-3791.