Resurfacing project is temporary solution for improving driving conditions leading into winter season – long term repairs scheduled for next spring
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI – The Wayne County Roads department, today, kicked off a resurfacing project that will provide temporary relief to the poor road conditions on a three-quarter mile stretch of Sibley Road in Brownstown Township.
The three center lanes of Sibley Road between Dix-Toledo Road and Allen Road will receive a new layer of asphalt creating a smooth surface for drivers. Additionally, all five lanes of Sibley Road, east of Dix-Toledo Road to Brownstown Center Road, will receive an asphalt overlay.
A complete reconstruction of this stretch of Sibley Road was scheduled for the 2015 construction season, but Congress’ decision to delay voting on the Federal Highway Fund has pushed the reconstruction project back to 2016.
“Sibley Road’s poor driving conditions have long been a problem for people traveling through this area of the County,” said Wayne County Executive Warren Evans. “Roads funding has been an ongoing issue for communities across our region, but it’s important that we continue to find solutions, like we have done with this temporary fix.”
Brownstown Township Supervisor Andy Linko said, "Without the appropriate funds from Washington or Lansing, I am glad County Executive Evans and the Township was able to move forward with some relief on Sibley Road."
Resurfacing Sibley Road will cost a fraction of total reconstruction costs. The reconstruction of Sibley Road is expected to cost $2.069 million – paid for using $1.694 million in Federal Highway Fund dollars and $375,000 in locally matched funds. The temporary resurfacing will cost the County roughly $130,000 in County Road Fund dollars.
To view the latest road conditions visit: www.compass.waynecounty.com.
Report road hazards by calling: 1-888-ROAD CREW (1-888-762-3273).