Littlefield Lake Boating Access Site to Undergo Redevelopment/Paving

Contact: Eric Fransen 989-386-4067
Agency: Natural Resources

June 12, 2009

The Department of Natural Resources today said that the Littlefield Lake Boating Access Site located in Gilmore Township in Isabella County will be undergoing paving and site redevelopment beginning today. Upgrades will include asphalt paving, expanding the parking area, and barrier-free accessibility.

It is anticipated that construction activities will necessitate closure of the site on an intermittent basis. The improvements will benefit site users by providing a more efficient use of parking space, as well as enhanced accessibility for persons with mobility impairments. It has also been found that asphalt paving of boating sites saves public dollars in the long run, as most gravel-surfaced sites require perpetual maintenance, including grading, erosion repair, and regular replenishment of aggregate surfaces.

This project is being funded through the Michigan State Waterways Fund, a restricted fund, derived from boat registration fees, and the marine fuel tax.

Malley Construction Co. of Mt. Pleasant, the project’s general contractor, anticipates beginning work today, June 12, and finishing by July 2.

For more information or updates regarding this project, contact boating access site supervisor Eric Fransen at (989) 386-4067.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural resources
for current and future generations.

www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10371_10402-216535–,00.html

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