Park getting huge amount of dirt

When the Michigan Department of Transportation comes back to work on US-23 from Sterns Rd. north in Whiteford Township next spring, the Whiteford Stoneco Community Park will be a big benefactor.

The township will be getting a large amount of dirt that is being removed from the road right of way. It will be transported to the park.

“We’re going to be able to do some things out there,” Whiteford Township Supervisor Walter Ruhl said.

Just how much dirt is still in question, but it could be as much as 85,000 cubic tons, Mr. Ruhl said at the most recent township board meeting. 

That amount of dirt, he said, should allow some of the low-lying areas to be leveled, some of the fields to be leveled and maybe the area reserved for soccer fields built up.

“This is at no cost to the township,” he said. “They will even have some out there to grade it. We really need this dirt.”