Delayed sewer separation project set for Nov. 30 completion

DEARBORN — The delayed sewer separation project in west Dearborn is set to be completed by the end of the month, city officials said.

The project affects the residents in the area bounded by Telegraph Road, Wilson, North Martha and Lodge Lane.

The project should be finished by Nov. 30, a month after the original end date of Oct. 31. The weather last winter postponed the start of the second phase of the three-phase project by a month.

Another factor of the delay was the shortage of cement powder in the metropolitan Detroit area and contractors being limited to the amount of concrete they are receiving.

It has caused the competition of sidewalks and driveways in the area to take longer than usual, city officials said.

“We know that construction is always disruptive and that projects on this scale can be very trying,” City Engineer Yunus Patel said in a press release issued by the city, “even though they are bringing long-term improvements to our neighborhoods. The city truly appreciates residents’ cooperation and patience.”

Most of the underground sewer and water main construction is complete and two-thirds of the streets are paved, according to the press release.

Sheridan and Buckingham Streets from Telegraph Road to North Martha; North Melborn, North York and North Elizabeth streets from Sheridan to Wilson; and North Rosevere from Sheridan to Buckingham are the next streets scheduled to be paved.

The completion of this project will also end neighborhood construction for the season.