The proposed LaSalle Trail in northern St. Joseph County is a critical section of trail extending from Roseland to the Michigan State Line. Nearly a mile of it has already been constructed in Roseland, and a half mile section from Cleveland Road to Darden Road is scheduled for construction in 2015. Now half of the remaining two mile section is being considered for funding and construction by 2018. When completed, the trail will be a linear park managed by the St. Joseph County Parks.
The Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) is considering funding construction of the mile from Darden to Auten in their 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and is inviting the public to comment.
If you want to show your support for the trail, you have two choices:
- Download the MACOG 2014 Comment Form. Fill it in and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The County Park will submit your comment, along with others to MACOG.
- Attend the MACOG Open House on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the MACOG office in the County City Building. Here, you can see plans for the trail, ask questions and give them your comments.
Evie Kirkwood, Director of St. Joseph County Parks said “Construction on the current phase (Cleveland Road to Darden Road with HAWK crossing at Cleveland) is scheduled to begin in 2015. Niles Township will begin construction in the corridor beginning at the state line within the year.”
For more details, see the 62 page TIP Plan.