Southfield mayor wants to shut down Greenfield Road over potholes

Jeff Vaughn, WXYZ-TV - Greenfield Road between 8 and 9 Mile Road is filled with potholes. Drivers are upset and the Southfield mayor wants to shut it down.

"I would like to propose and talk about closing that road," says Brenda Lawrence, Southfield mayor. "It is unacceptable."

That's what drivers think too.

"I busted two tires costing me $800 because of this road," says Sharia, a daily driver of the pot-holed Greenfield Road.

Mayor Lawrence says Greenfield is a county maintained road and wants Oakland County to fix the deep potholes or shut it down.

Craig Bryson with the Oakland County Road Commission says they have "specific, detailed and expensive plans to reconstruct the southbound lanes this year."

Bryson went on to say the city has been their partner all along during this ongoing process. He also said Oakland County Road Commission does not believe it is in the best interest of local businesses to close Greenfield.

However, if you drive in Southfield, you know that Evergreen Road is just as bad as Greenfield. Mayor Lawrence says that city-maintained road will be completely repaired in the spring and summer of 2014.


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