Thursday, August 12, 2021

Road repairs now under way

Work began last week on repair and replacement of a section of Belleville Road in Van Buren Township.

Repairs will be on both the northbound and southbound sides of Belleville Road from the south I-94 service road to the bridge entering the City of Belleville, according to officials. 

The Van Buren Township Downtown Development Authority submitted a request to Wayne Country for the repairs as a “shovel ready” project early this year. The township was notified, officials said, that the county had approved the project and that the work would begin Aug. 5.

Sections of the roadway have been cut out and the project is expected to be complete in about three weeks, weather dependent. 

Officials advised motorists of potential delays in the areas and suggested seeking alternate routes, when possible during the construction.

The need for the repairs was determined by the township engineer looking at the sidewalk repair project in the township.