Resurfacing projects slated for Greenfield, Wyoming in 2014

By BOB OLIVER
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — The city council, at its Nov. 12 meeting, approved funding for two road construction projects that are set to begin next spring.

The two projects are for road resurfacing, the first on Wyoming Avenue from Warren to Tireman and the second on Greenfield Road from Ford to Warren.

With a 6-0 vote, the council authorized Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. to execute intergovernmental agreements with Wayne County to fund both projects.

Councilman Brian O’Donnell was not at the meeting.

The projects are 81.85 percent federally funded with an 18.15 percent local match to be paid by Wayne County and the city.

The city will pay $67,954, with an advance payment of $33,977 being made by the city’s finance director immediately, for the Wyoming construction and $117,381, with an advance payment of $58,690, for the work on Greenfield.

As part of the intergovernmental agreements, the city is required to provide 50 percent of the total cost of the resurfacing in advance to the county.

Both projects are still subject to review from the city’s corporation counsel.

“We share the roads with Detroit, so we’ll pay for our linear portion,” O’Reilly said.

Council President Thomas Tafelski advised residents to be aware of the forthcoming construction and the delays it may cause.

“If you live in one of these areas, start considering finding an alternative route during the projects,” Tafelski said. “The preparation work will begin at the end of winter, so the project will actually begin in the spring or summer of 2014.”

(Bob Oliver can be reached at boliver@bewickpublications.com.)

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