There are many steps involved in planning and building a safety Path or trail:

  • Choose the best route and most economical construction techniques
  • Obtain necessary easements and permits
  • Use due diligence in following established guidelines: (ASHTO, ADA, municipal and local government requirements, WRC, Road Commission, DNR, utilities, HDC, tree ordinance, etc.)
  • Obtain Funding through grants, millage, developer contributions to safety Paths Fund
  • Choose contractor and monitor construction
  • Maintain existing SPT trails and pathways
Challenging terrain such as hills and wetlands often demand structures beyond a simple safety. Boardwalks, retaining walls, and fences provide additional support. Click on the photos below to view in more detail.   
Retaining Wall