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New DNR trail sign progtram has merit

December 26, 2012
The Mining Journal

A new program undertaken by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to reduce clutter and improve traffic flow on the thousands of miles of designated snowmobile trails in the state.

The agency will start posting a host of new signs this winter, declaring, among other things, "Trail Closed to Wheeled Motor Vehicles Ahead," "One-Direction Large Arrow," "Combination Horizontal Alignment/Intersection" and "Private Drives Ahead."

The signage will replace, over time, some 10 older examples that were inconsistent from one part of the state to the other.

The changes are being made, according to the agency, on recommendations made by members of the DNR's Snowmobile Advisory Workgroup and the Michigan Snowmobile Association plus random trail users and maintenance providers.

There are more than 6,400 miles of designated trails in the state of Michigan.

While it's hard to endorse something that's still in the implementation stages, certainly the concept has merit.

Well be interested to see how this works as it's put into practice.



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