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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Alert to Drivers: Construction on Schoolcraft east of Farmington

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Construction crews will be working to repair a water main manhole in the travel lanes of eastbound Schoolcraft just east of Farmington Road. In order to complete the work, traffic will be restricted to one lane of Schoolcraft Road eats of Farmington. Due to the tight turning radius with the lane closure, truck traffic will be prohibited from turning right on Schoolcraft from northbound Farmington Road, and will detoured to either Five Mile Road and back down Merriman, or to Six Mile Road and over to I-275.

In addition, the crossover bridge west of Farmington Road will be closed to minimize back-ups on west-bound Schoolcraft and traffic will need to go to the Stark Road bridge instead.

Closures will conclude by Monday, June 21st.

In other Livonia construction news:

Drivers can expect reduced lanes and slow travel on Merriman Road from Plymouth to Joy starting Thursday, April 15. Crews will be patching the concrete on this stretch of Merriman Road. 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 mid-July and restoration to 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.

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