Work Continues on New Township Trail

Rockford Trail construction

Construction continues on the first portion of the Township’s new Rockford Trail and is expected to be completed by mid-November.

Crews have placed sand and gravel for the pathway along Kuttshill Drive and Brewer Avenue in preparation for paving. A new ditch and storm sewer was also installed to improve drainage along the pathway near Northedge Drive.

Paving is complete along the Kuttshill Drive connector path, which connects Rogue River Avenue to Jericho Avenue and the campus of Rockford High School. Crews have started restoration work, such as raking and grading the ground, spreading topsoil and grass seed, and installing fencing. Work along this section of the trail is expected to wrap up by the end of October.

Paving is expected to be completed for the remainder of the trail by the end of the week.

When finished, the 8-foot-wide, 2-mile-long trail will stretch along Kuttshill Drive, Brewer Avenue and Kroes Street from Rogue River Road to Jericho Road.

The project is being funded by the trails millage approved by voters in 2016. The Township’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee plans to expand the trail north along Jericho Avenue from Kroes Street to the White Pine Trail when funds are available.

For construction updates on this project, click here.