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Organizers of the LAFF (Linden, Argentine, Fenton and Fenton Township) non-motorized pathway will host a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, June 15 at 8 a.m. at the front entrance of Linden High School. 

 A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday, June 15 at 8 a.m., at the entrance of Linden High School, 7201 Silver Lake Rd., in Argentine Township to celebrate the start of construction for Phase 1 of the LAFF (Linden, Argentine, Fenton and Fenton Township) non-motorized pathway. 

 Dozers, graders, and rollers will begin clearing the way for the new Argentine Township non-motorized pathway.

 The 2.1-mile pathway will start at Haviland Beach Drive and Lobdell Road, traverse through the Linden schools campus to Silver Lake Road and then continue east on Silver Lake Road, through Fenton Township and connect into the existing city of Linden’s sidewalk and bike lane.

 The trail is anticipated to be completed by this fall.

 This $1.4-million project was a joint effort from federal, state, local and private dollars.

 This is Argentine Township’s first non-motorized trail and organizers say it will provide a great resource for residents and visitors to be active, through walking, running and biking.

 This trail also will provide a safe route for students to walk to and from school and bring tourism to the area. It is the first trail of a larger regional trail system planned for southern Genesee County.

 The Argentine Township trail segment is the first phase of two phases of trail development along Silver Lake Road in southern Genesee County. The second phase of the trail development along Silver Lake Road will pick up at Triangle Park in the city of Linden and travel east on the south side of Silver Lake Road, through Fenton Township and end at Jennings Road in the city of Fenton.

 Fundraising efforts are ongoing at this time to leverage state and federal grants for Phase 2. When Phase 2 is completed, the trail will provide non-motorized transportation and recreation opportunities and connect all four communities — Argentine Township, city of Linden, Fenton Township and the city of Fenton.

 For more information on the LAFF pathway and regional plan, go to laffpathways.com.

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