The Boardman Lake Trail around Boardman Lake, in the heart of Traverse City, is a shared-use path owned by the City of Traverse City, in partnership with Grand Traverse County and Garfield Township. Decades in the making, this project is the final connection to close the loop around the lake, completing the West Boardman Lake Trail.
This West Boardman Lake Trail project was split into two sections:
- Phase I starts at the end of the trail at 14th Street. It then follows the railroad right-of-way to the parking lot on the north side of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC). Construction for this section began during the summer of 2020 and was completed earlier this summer (2021).
- Phase II starts where Phase I stopped: It begins at NMC and extends over the Cove area on Boardman Lake, through Logan’s Landing, across a new bridge to Medalie Park and across another new bridge, to close the loop at the existing trail. This second phase is under construction now.
The entire loop is anticipated to be complete in the summer of 2022.
Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field on behalf of the City.
Construction Observer (On-Site)
Scott Post, PE
Contractor: Elmer’s Crane & Dozer, Inc.
City of Traverse City
Assistant City Manager