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Hayes Road to be resurfaced as some drivers say they avoid traveling it over road condition

Posted at 6:17 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 18:17:16-05

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Getting around metro Detroit can feel like a demolition derby, dodging potholes and trying to maintain control of the wheel if you hit one.

You told us about a particularly treacherous stretch of Hayes, 7 Action News Reporter Jennifer Ann Wilson went to check it out.

Riddled with potholes, cracks ripples bumps and lumps, littered with hubcaps and broken car parts, Hayes Road between 10 and 11 Mile is rough to drive, yet tough to avoid.

Ron Florka loves to rebuild and drive rare sports cars, but the end of the driveway is as far as he’ll go. He’s concerned all his hard work will be shaken loose or that the suspension will be ruined.

Alan Deburghgraeve has been down that road.

“Last year we paid over $2200 in repairs to our cars for hitting a pothole and this year she just hit another one,” says Deburghgraeve showing is a bill for more than $400. “Hayes is a terrible hazard.”

Macomb County’s Director of Roads says this portion of Hayes is scheduled for grinding and repaving this spring. It’s a $2.8 million dollar project made possible through federal funding along with contributions from the county and the cities of Roseville and Warren for which Hayes is the border.

The project is expected to be complete by the Fall of 2019