Road Construction Updates
Merriman (Plymouth to Joy roads) Rehabilitation Project Starts April 15
Drivers can expect reduced lanes and slow travel on Merriman Road from Plymouth to Joy starting Thursday, April 15, as the road is having concrete patching. The north and south ends of the project will be resurfaced.
Initial work will begin on the outside lanes in each direction, with motorists allowed to drive in lanes adjacent to the center-turn lane. Once the outside lanes are rehabilitated, traffic will be allowed on the outside lanes.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by mid-July and restoration will occur in August.
The Wayne County Department of Public Service is administering the $780,000 road improvement, which will include one mile of concrete pavement repair, hot mixed asphalt cold milling and resurfacing, sidewalk ramps and pavement markings. Cipparrone Contracting, Inc. is the contractor.
For questions, please contact Sami Khaldi, P.E., Supervising Engineer with Wayne County DPS at (734) 858-1865.
INDUSTRIAL ROAD (Levan Road to RailRoad Tracks)
Reconstruction to begin on Wednesday, April 7 on EASTBOUND Industrial Road (south side). The existing concrete will be removed and replaced. Only WESTBOUND traffic will be allowed through the work zone during Phase I.
The posted DETOUR ROUTE for EASTBOUND Industrial are:
- Northbound Levan Road: Continue to Eastbound Schoolcraft Road, head east and turn right on Wayne Road, head south until reaching Industrial Road.
- Southbound Levan Road: Continue to Amrhein Road and turn right heading west until reaching Newburgh Road. Head north on Newburgh Road until Eastbound Schoolcraft Road, turn right and continue to Wayne Road, turn right and head southbound to Industrial.
Construction is anticipated for approximately four weeks. Contact the Engineering Department at (734) 466-2571 with any further questions.
MIDDLE BELT road BRIDGE (Between FIVE Mile and SIX Mile Roads)
Consumer’s Energy subcontractor, Kaltz is currently working on the Middle Belt Road Bridge to relocate the gas main in preparation for the impending bridge replacement anticipated to begin mid-July and run through late November 2021.
Periodic lane closures for northbound and southbound are anticipated over the next three to four weeks. Anticipate delays. Motorists may wish to seek alternate routes during this utility installation project.
GREAT LAKES WATER AUTHORITY (GLWA) 48-inch WATER MAIN INSTALLATION
(Westbound Schoolcraft Road from Middle Belt to Inkster roads)
As a result of the construction, the east crossover bridge at Middle Belt Road is closed until further notice. Motorists will need to use the next cross over bridge to the east as shown on map.
View information on the upcoming construction on the 48-inch water main by GLWA.
Construction is anticipated to start in early June and last around 11 months for the portion in Livonia.
The Engineering Department may be contacted at (734) 466-2571 with any questions or concerns.
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