Work is scheduled to start on March 4 and continue through October.
Construction on Whites Road between Oakland Drive and Westnedge Avenue will start on March 4. The street will be open to eastbound traffic only for the duration of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in late October. Westbound traffic will be detoured via Howard or Kilgore to Oakland.
Two crews will be working on this project. One will start near Westnedge Ave and work westward. A second will start near Oakland Dr, working to complete the section near Oakwood Plaza so it can be reopened as quickly as possible (estimated to take 8-12 weeks). The rest of the street will be eastbound only until the project is completed. Drivers should be aware that there will be other traffic impacts nearby due to projects on Westnedge Ave and reconstruction of the Inkster St Bridge.
This project is the continuation of water main replacement that started last year on a small section of Parkview Ave nearby. Work this year will include:
This project is funded by the City's Water ($4.8 million) and Major Streets ($3.8 million) Funds, including federal support of nearly $1.7 million.