trails

  • Tributaries along Hart-Montague Trail get New Culverts and Bridge

    Tributaries along Hart-Montague Trail get New Culverts and Bridge

    June 23, 2016

    Contractors have just installed a new bridge and two culverts over Carleton Creek, a trout stream crossing the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail. Below is a photo of one culvert before it was installed. The former culverts were interrupting fish passage. The new culverts are wide enough to accommodate for the stream’s flow and restore the ability […]

  • Non-Motorized Bridge Wins Two Awards

    Non-Motorized Bridge Wins Two Awards

    June 3, 2016

    Congratulations to the City of Ionia and our P&N project team for winning the American Public Works Association (APWA) Michigan Chapter Project of the Year in the Quality of Life category, for the Grand River Valley Trail and Bridge over M–66 project. This project combined pedestrian safety with unique design to create a win–win situation […]

  • Cannon Trail – Now Open!

    Cannon Trail – Now Open!

    September 10, 2015

    As an update to our post from June, Ralph the moose oversees new bridge installation, we’re happy to share the ribbon-cutting video for the opening of the Cannon Trail. The project was a .4 mile long, 10’ wide trail curving through Townsend Park. The trail made the completion and tied the Cannon Trail into “downtown” […]

  • P&N trail engineer Scott Post, PE featured in Rapid Growth Media article

    P&N trail engineer Scott Post, PE featured in Rapid Growth Media article

    August 20, 2015

    Almost a year ago, our blog featured an article about the importance of engineering your trail rather than just building it. Rapid Growth Media, a Grand-Rapids area news source focusing on growth, innovation, and economic development, picked up on it and recently interviewed Prein&Newhof’s trail engineer Scott Post. Scott and our landscape architect friend, Jim […]

  • Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail Officially Open!

    Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail Officially Open!

    April 20, 2015

    By Scott Post, PE On one of the first truly beautiful spring days, the Friends of the CIS Trail held the official ribbon cutting ceremony opening the trail in St. Johns, April 18. Over 200 people attended the event, many of them arriving by bicycle from Muir, Pewamo, Fowler and Ovid on the organized “Bike […]

  • Muir Bridge groundbreaking set for January 28 at 10 AM

    Muir Bridge groundbreaking set for January 28 at 10 AM

    January 21, 2015

    Officials from the Village of Muir are holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their new $3.5 million bridge on January 28 at 10 AM at their existing bridge over the Maple River.  See the Youtube Video for a summary of this great story below. The Heart of the Matter The Village of Muir needed a new […]

  • DNR announces opening of Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail

    DNR announces opening of Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail

    January 5, 2015

    The Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that the 42-mile Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail officially is complete and open to the public. Check out MDNR’s Press Release here. Check out a short video of part of the trail here.

  • Help Fund Walker’s New Pedestrian Tunnel under M-45

    Help Fund Walker’s New Pedestrian Tunnel under M-45

    November 21, 2014

    The Fred Meijer Standale Trail will add a key connection when the City of Walker builds a $2,000,000 pedestrian tunnel under five-lane M-45/Lake Michigan Drive near downtown Standale. Using a $1.1 million MDOT Transportation Alternative Program grant and over $120,000 from the city’s budget, Walker still needs to raise $800,000. If you’d like to participate […]

  • P&N engineer runs 5k on trail he helped design

    P&N engineer runs 5k on trail he helped design

    October 17, 2014

    Last Saturday was the second annual 5K run/walk of the McCoy Creek Trail in Buchanan, Michigan. P&N Project Manager Dan Lewis, PE participated in the community event that showcases the trail that he helped design in 2013. Tom Smith, PE provided floodplain design and Mark Moored the construction observation. Lewis placed 20 out of 150! […]

  • Do you really need an engineer to design your trail?

    Do you really need an engineer to design your trail?

    September 25, 2014

    Several years ago, I met Fred Meijer at a meeting. Mr. Meijer was well known for his philanthropy, especially in the development of bicycle paths across West Michigan. When he found out that I design these paths, he baitingly asked me, “Why do we need an engineer to design bike paths?” I gave him all […]