LANSING, Mich. — A major update in downtown Lansing gives residents a convenient way to get on the Lansing River Trail.
The official ribbon cutting for new staircases that lead to and from the River Trail happened on Thursday.
The staircases replace the older ones that were also in disrepair.
The staircases are a popular access point for visitors to the Lansing Center and foot traffic for downtown.
"When you walked by in the past, you'd see that there's like this wooden board on Michigan Avenue and you could see the River Trail, but you really can't get down to it," said Lansing's mayor, Andy Schor. "Well now, we've got a brand new stairway, so we're connecting all the people who travel the River Trail and use the River Trail."
The structural repairs to the north entrance were paid for with money from the Ingham County Parks millage.
There are also new lights.
The original south staircase was removed in 2014, it has been replaced with a new, spiral staircase made of galvanized steel.
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