The Lansing, Michigan, City Council voted unanimously on August 26 for construction of a 5.4-mile path connecting
south Lansing neighborhoods to the Lansing River Trail.

The South Lansing Pathway, which will run mainly along an electric utility company right-of-way, is expected to
cost nearly $2.1 million with more than 80 percent coming from federal grants.

The path will connect with the 13-mile-long Lansing River Trail and a planned connector that will tie into an
existing path between Holt and Willoughby roads in Delhi Township. Future extensions would reach Michigan
State University and to areas west of Waverly Road.

The pathway has been mentioned in city planning documents plans since 1974. Construction is expected to begin
in the spring.