Goals of the M-119 Tunnel Of Trees Scenic Heritage Route Committee
The Committee is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the scenic, cultural, natural, and historic characteristics of the M-119 Corridor.
- Balancing growth and development with preservation and conservation
Future land use along the corridor will be influenced by a variety of factors: individual land owners’ decisions, regulations, the state of the economy, land costs, and pressures resulting from changing demographics and recreational and travel patterns.
- Balancing roadside safety with aesthetics
Safety is of primary importance along the roadway. Preserving and protecting the natural, cultural, and scenic character of the corridor is an equally important goal.
- Maintaining steep slope integrity
Township residents along the corridor have expressed concern regarding shoreline development. The M-119 Management Plan supports efforts to minimize the disruption of steep slopes that could damage the integrity of the roadway and undermine the safety and character of the corridor.
- Preventing intrusions to scenic character