Ironwood Area Schools’ board of education considering a request for a trail reroute
Written by Jesse Baroka on November 20, 2020
IRONWOOD – The Ironwood Area Schools’ board of education is expected to consider a request for a trail reroute at its meeting Monday after the district’s building and grounds committee forwarded the issue to the full board Wednesday. The Gogebic Range Trail Authority is requesting a land-use agreement with the district for part of the district’s property near its bus garage and the Miners Memorial Heritage Park for the development of a looped trail through Ironwood which the club is looking to develop. GRTA President Steve Hamilton said the planned motorized trail would use the existing connection at May Street before deviating from the historic route. The change would eliminate two non-motorized trail crossings. The committee and district officials were receptive to the proposal, with Ironwood Superintendent Travis Powell noting the change would also reduce the current practice of people cutting across part of the district’s practice football field to avoid a low, wet area.