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Street Construction Status Report

The City’s annual street resurfacing program is underway, but behind the schedule originally anticipated. The status of work is listed for each street below:

East Beltline construction causing traffic backups

East Beltline construction causing traffic backups

Lane closures on East Beltline Avenue are causing traffic backups in both directions.  Four miles of the road between I-96 and Lake Eastbrook Boulevard have been under construction since late May.  Crews are repairing concrete joints and upgrading sidewalks with American Disability Act compliant ramps.

The photograph in this article shows the traffic backup today (Saturday) in the southbound lanes.  Construction work is also forcing traffic into one lane in the other direction.  Lanes are closed 9 am to 3 pm and 8 pm to 6 am on weekdays. During the weekends, expect lanes to be closed from 8 pm on Fridays until 6 am on Mondays.

The project is expected to be completed in mid-August.

Road Work Coming

 

  • ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS BEGIN NEXT WEEK. The City’s street resurfacing projects are scheduled to commence on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. The work in general involves removal of the top course of asphalt by a milling process and spot repairs to damaged curbs and then placement of a new asphalt surface.

    All work is scheduled to be completed by the 1st week in August. Residents may have limited access to their driveways during paving operations and if concrete repairs are necessary at respective driveways.

    The roadways included in this year’s program are as follows and will be completed in the order in which they are listed.

Albert Drive (Gorton to Andover)
Groton Road (Richards to Boston)
Cambridge Blvd.

Potholes are popping

Potholes are popping

From: http://www.eastgr.org

With the roller coaster weather pattern so typical of March in Michigan, the potholes are returning to local roadways. City crews are out daily putting cold-patch material into potholes as they find them.

If you notice a pothole in need of patching, please call the Public Works Department at 940-4870. Be sure to give as much information as you can, including which street, travel lane, and a nearby house number or intersection. You can call anytime; if the offices are closed, just leave the information on voicemail.

4-way stop signs in Gaslight Village

4-way stop signs in Gaslight Village

From: http://www.eastgr.org

The Traffic Commission recently reviewed the engineer's report on the trial period for the four-way stop signs installed in Gaslight Village last summer. After discussion, the Traffic Commission voted to make the stop signs permanent.

This recommendation now goes to the City Commission for final action. The City Commission will consider the issue at their meeting on March 21st at 6:00 pm.

Comments are welcome either in person at the meeting, by sending an email to kbrower@eastgr.org or mailing a letter to City Clerk Karen Brower at 750 Lakeside Drive SE, EGR MI 49506.

A copy of the final report can be downloaded here.

City Public Works Center Almost Ready

  • STREETS & UTILITIES DEPARTMENT CLOSED NEXT WEEK TO MOVE. The offices offices of the Streets & Utilities Division at 2310 Reeds Lake Blvd will be closed on Wednesday, January 12th to move into the new offices at the site.

    The building has been under construction since July 2010 with a new addition on the front to house office operations, kitchen facilities and locker rooms, and a complete renovation of the garage building to update power, ventilation and storage systems.

    With the delivery of furniture this week, the building is now substantially complete.  Staff will be moving phones, computers and files from the temporary trailer into the new building on Wednesday, January 12th.

Plymouth Road Work Continues

CONSTRUCTION ON PLYMOUTH ENTERS FINAL STAGE. The final phase of utility and road construction along Plymouth Road from Lake Drive to Robinson Road will commence on Monday October 18, 2010. Work will be localized primarily along Plymouth from Lake Drive to the emergency entrance to Blodgett Hospital. This work will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. Weather permitting; the work will be completed on or before November 5, 2010.

Plymouth Road thru traffic will be detoured along Robinson Road and Lake Drive. Detour signing will be placed to help guide motorists around the construction area. Access to the Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital emergency entrance will be maintained at all times.