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For Immediate Release
April 30, 2019
Press Release
Wayne County Releases Improvement Projects for 2019 Construction Season
112 projects between roads and parks, totaling nearly $87 million

DETROIT, MI – Wayne County’s Department of Public Services announced its list of capital improvement projects for the 2019 season. The County
will start 30 road construction projects, 10 bridge construction projects and conduct 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 approximately 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 Greenfield between Rotunda Drive and Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. The four Hines Drive Bridges that have been
closed will also begin construction with proceeds from the sale of the Phoenix Mill helping to supplement project costs.

“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 County also announced the heavy road maintenance projects which are expected to begin in early May and conclude by October. The road
maintenance projects are expected to impact 25 communities throughout Wayne County. An additional $5 million will be used for road
maintenance work, doubling the amount from 2018. The Roads Division will also have 50 seasonal workers to support the completion of the
maintenance work.

“I applaud our roads team and am excited about some of the key projects we expect to complete, but the reality is, we still can’t keep up with the
deterioration of the overall system. Things won’t get better without a massive infusion of cash,” Evans said.
App allows residents to report problems to Public Services
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 Wayne County Connect to notify the County and monitor the progress
of the work. Residents can take photos of the issue and send them in with their report.

“Our roads and engineering divisions have set an aggressive schedule and we are eager to get construction season into full swing,” said Beverly
Watts, Wayne County Department of Public Services Director. “We hope residents and motorists will take full advantage of the new app to report
issues so we can tend to them as quickly as possible.”
For Immediate Release
Press Release
April 30, 2019
Continued
Park improvements include remodel of interpretive center and new boardwalk at Holliday Nature Preserve
Wayne County Parks division will have 13 capital improvement projects this year totaling over $5 million.

Projects include:
• $800,000 in renovations to the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center
with improved classroom technologies, adding interactive
displays and enhanced animal habitats

• A new boardwalk in the Holliday Nature Preserve will offer Wayne


County residents, visitors, school and family groups of all ages and
abilities to explore and enjoy the preserve by utilizing a paved trail
and an extensive boardwalk and viewing area along the
Middle Rouge River.

• Also, Wayne County Parks will collaborate with the Motor City
Mountain Biking Association (MCMBA) to implement two
mountain bike trails Lakeview and Riverview in Hines Park.

Wayne County’s construction season runs through the end of November.

The public can contact 1.888.ROAD CREW, the 24-hour customer service center number or
visit www.waynecounty for the schedules and latest information on road projects.
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WHAT’S BEING DONE

CONSTRUCTION HEAVY MAINTENANCE

MOWING
There will be 10 cycles of mowing this construction season. There will be multiple crews
mowing multiple areas simultaneously in order to complete the locations listed below
within a two week period.