Walker has some plans for part of this year’s Federal Community Block Grant Funds; they are hoping to make Alpine Avenue much better connected for pedestrian traffic.
Sidewalks on Alpine, near the I-96 expressway, cause problems for people walking or in motorized wheel chairs. At present time, the sidewalk on the northwest side of the expressway ends at Logan’s and on the south end, at 3 Mile.
It may take close to a year to even come up with a design to connect sidewalks because of the off/on ramps. After coming up with a plan and design, Walker City Engineer Scott Connors said, “then the Michigan Department of Transportation has to approve the design before anything more can be done.”
It is surprising how many people walk over the expressway, dodging traffic as they walk along.