Area motorists will have a much smoother trip down Newburgh Road this fall.
Members of the Westland City Council unanimously approved a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) May 3 for improvements to the road which will include the area from Cherry Hill Road to approximately 400 feet north of Ford Road.
The project will include the milling of existing asphalt pavement, repairing concrete base, resurfacing with 2 inches of new asphalt including curb repairs and Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps and all other necessary related work.
The total cost of the project is $1,477,175 with an estimated $268,108 to be paid by Westland.
The remaining funding will be paid by MDOT.
The project is slated to begin in June and should take approximately three months to complete, according to officials.
Additional major roads projects slated for this construction season include: Wayne from Ford to Warren (Wayne County project) ; Venoy Bridge to Grand Traverse (Wayne County project); Manufacturers and Enterprise Drive, servicing the Cherry Hill Industrial Park ; John Hix and Florence, north of Cherry Hill; Superior Parkway from Cherry Hill to Huron Parkway ; Yale Street from Hunter to Warren; Carlson from Palmer to Canyon; Grand Traverse Resurfacing (phase 1) from Glenwood to Belding ; Palmer sidewalk from Hambelton to Christine and pavement markings throughout the city, officials said.