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Old State Rd Update

June 2, 2017
A major milestone was reached recently as the bridge beams were set on Chestonia Bridge on Old State Road. Construction crews will wrap up the final phase of work with Old State Road slated to reopen by July 1.

CRA is also excited to share two new grant awards to support our work on the Jordan River including $20,000 from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and $10,000 from the Oleson Foundation. These funds support Chestonia Bridge efforts and the replacement of Cokirs Creek crossing, adjacent to Chestonia Bridge.

Replacing the Cokirs Creek crossing is paramount to improving recreational access at this site. The box culvert over Cokirs Creek provides a two-lane entrance to a future recreational access site that is usable by various recreationists including paddlers, river guides, and snowmobilers.

Michigan DNR recently announced $150,000 in funding through their Waterways Program to improve recreational access at this location. Site plans include public access for small water craft such as canoes, kayaks and drift boats. Stay tuned for more!


Funders - Thank you for supporting this project!

Antrim County Road Commission, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Frey Foundation, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians and the Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP program, Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation,  J. A. Woollam Foundation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Habitat Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Sustain Our Great Lakes program, Oleson Foundation and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat program

Jordan River Watershed River Care™

Photo captions
Top right: The Old State Road/Jordan River crossing pre-construction.

Middle: Crews placed seven 88'-long concrete beams, each weighing 26 tons.

Bottom right: The new box culvert over Cokirs Creek.

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