Wednesday, May 9, 2018

These are the 88 miles of Detroit roads that will be repaved this year

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2018 at 3:28 PM

click to enlarge We're not sure if this is a Detroit street, but it may as well be. - MT FILE
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  • We're not sure if this is a Detroit street, but it may as well be.

Detroiters who drive can let out a collective sigh of relief: 88 miles of roads throughout the city are about to be repaved as part of a $58 million dollar program.

Two-thirds of the roadway miles to be resurfaced will be residential, according to the city's Department of Public Works. Thoroughfares set to get a facelift include Joy Road, Russell, Fenkell, Cadieux, McGraw, and E. McNichols. DPW says it will also rehab a dilapidated bridge on Bagley Street near 16th Street in Mexicantown and the West Parkway Culvert in Rouge Park.

About a third of the money for the road repairs will come from bond funds approved last year for improvements to several major commercial corridors, the city says. An additional $17 million in bond funds will be used to replace broken sidewalks alongside the road projects.

The city will require that the majority of the work is done by Detroiters. DPW says that while residential street paving is done by city workers, many major thoroughfares are paved by private companies. Last year, the city’s road paving contractors hired 55 percent their workforce from within Detroit.

To find out if a street you regularly drive is slated for repair, check out the document below.

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