Thursday, April 29, 2021

Local construction prompts caution from officials

Orange seems to be the color of the season in Canton Township as large barrels warn motorists of narrowed roadways and road signs advise of detours.

Canton officials recently advised motorists to pay attention and adhere to all the posted detour routes and to exercise caution through the construction areas like the current  rehabilitation and repair work on Canton Center Road from Cherry Hill to Ford Road which began last week. Lane closures are currently in effect to prepare for pavement removal next week, officials said. During the first phase of this project, all north and southbound traffic on Canton Center Road will be moved to the outside lanes while the middle three lanes are under construction. Traffic will be maintained in both directions for the duration of the project, however motorists should expect heavy delays, they advised.

The orange barrels and signs are also prevalent during the construction on Cherry Hill Road in the township as Wayne County workers widen and resurface the roadway from Lilley to Haggerty Road. The county is also planning to widen and resurface Haggerty Road 600 feet north and Cherry Hill Road 400-feet south.

This will be a two-phase project, officials said. During phase one, eastbound Cherry Hill will be closed.  Traffic will be detoured northbound on Lilley Road to eastbound Ford Road to southbound Lotz Road ending the detour back at Cherry Hill. Westbound Cherry Hill traffic will be maintained, officials advised. 

During phase two, westbound Cherry Hill will be closed. Traffic will be detoured northbound on to Lotz Road to westbound Ford Road to southbound Lilley Road ending the detour back at Cherry Hill. Eastbound Cherry Hill traffic will be maintained. Construction on this project is expected to be complete by late July, according to Wayne County projections.

For up-to-date information on road projects under way in Canton, visit, or call Engineering Services at (734) 394-5150.