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Roads crumbling along new business developments at Macomb-Oakland County border

Posted at 6:25 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 18:25:02-04

HAZEL PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — When will my road be fixed? It is a question we get all the time. WXYZ is working to get answers for people who drive in an area that business-wise seems to be thriving, as the roads are crumbling.

Viewers complained about the road conditions when they get of I-696 in Hazel Park and go from the service drive onto Ten Mile Road. It is a road so rough it is hard to drive on. At some places going more than 25 miles per hour feels bad for your car. Then, as you continue on Ten Mile out of Hazel Park into Warren, there are more craters.

“We need tierods or tires all the time. It is unbelievable,” said Mark Giannini.

Giannini says over the past few years he has spent about $1000 a year on tires and tierods.

“It has been a couple years that we have had holes over here. They never fix it right,” he said.

He also blames the road for ruining his mail. That’s right his mail. He says a pothole by his mailbox at Hi Tech Auto Sales is always filled with water.

“My mail gets all wet. Sometimes I can’t even read it.”

Are there plans to address this? The Oakland County Road Commission says it will be resurfacing Ten Mile in this area from Woodward Street east to Dequindre during the 2019 construction season.

The Macomb County Department of Roads says it wants to resurface Ten Mile, but more money needs to be lined up and planning done before it will know when. It has plans for the 2019 construction season to resurface Twelve and Fourteen Mile Roads after the City of Warren replaces water mains there. It is working with Warren to figure out when water mains will be replaced along Ten Mile so a new road doesn’t have to be torn up later.