WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Wayne County plans to start 112 total construction projects for the 2019 season.
There will be 30 road construction projects, 10 bridge construction projects and 59 heavy road maintenance projects covering primary and local roads, totaling just under $82 million. The parks division will have 13 capital improvement projects this year totaling over $5 million.
The projects are expected to improve about 170 lane miles of roads from resurfacing to reconstruction.
Major road and bridge work includes the resurfacing of Outer Drive between Seven Mile and Livernois in Detroit, reconstructing West Road Bridge at Frank and Poet Drain in Trenton and resurfacing on Rotunda Drive and Michigan Avenue in Dearborn.
“As the statewide road funding debate unfolds this construction season, we’ll be out there doing as much as we can to maintain and improve our roads and bridges,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “However, as every commuter knows, this work isn’t enough. Until there is a long-term statewide solution, counties and local communities are only able to put Band-Aids on the problem.”
The heavy road maintenance projects are expected to begin in early May and end by October. The projects are expected to impact 25 communities throughout Wayne County.
An additional $5 million will be used for road maintenance work.
Residents can also sign up for the Wayne County Connect app, available via Apple Store and Google Play, to report non-emergency issues to Wayne County. Whether it is street repair, potholes or tree damage, residents can use the app to notify the county.
View a full list of planned construction projects below: