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Detroit working to repave 93 miles of roadway before mid-November

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Posted at 5:17 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 06:56:23-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Road repaving in Detroit is underway for 93 miles of roadway. Out of the 93 miles, 49 miles will be repaved in residential areas.

“I know they're picking up downtown, but we live in the neighborhood and we need some things too in the neighborhood,” said Detroit native Jimmy Giles.

One top of the residential areas, the city will also work on five commercial areas outside of downtown, including McNichols between Greenlawn and Livernois or Kerchival between Boulevard and Parker.

“We are putting bike lanes, we are putting bus stops there and we are making it look a whole lot better,” said Deputy Director Department of Public Works Dayo Akinymi.

There have been some slowdown to this work due to the coronavirus.

Usually the repaving would have started in early April. Instead, the start date was pushed back to end of May. Even with the delay, Akinymi hopes to still finish repaving come mid-November.

“If the weather continues to hold up like it has been, we will do our best to hit our target for this year,” said Akinymi

For a list of roads the city plans to repave, click here.