M-DOT Approves DNR Pilot Plan For ORV’s On State Roads
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The first connector routes proposed by the Michigan DNR to allow off-road vehicles to travel in the rights of way and some shoulders of state highways, have been approved by the M-DOT.
Twelve routes in the U.P. were chosen as pilot locations and the routes were established under new rules signed into law in 2013.
Eleven of these routes are signed and open as of this Sunday.
The 12th route will be signed and opened May 1st when the seasonal closure ends.
The pilot project will include follow-up review of safety and environmental impacts and other issues.
The DNR says ORV operation on the shoulders of state highways is initially limited to these 12 routes, although more routes may be approved in the future.