Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Construction of Five Mile Road could cause traffic delays

 Road work on a stretch of Five Mile Road that runs along Plymouth and Northville townships has begun, according to township officials and area drivers attempting to navigate the area.

Road crews are rebuilding and widening Five Mile Road between Beck and Ridge roads, as well as curb and gutter placement, concrete and aggregate shoulder placement, underdrain installation, bioswale installation, ditch construction, signing, striping and restoration, township 

officials noted.

Officials warned drivers to expect congestion and temporary detours throughout the duration of the construction project.

One lane of traffic in each direction is open but there will be closures along Five Mile and Ridge roads during certain portions of the project, according to township officials. Drivers will have access to all adjacent streets and entrances during for the project, they added.

“Northville Township is glad to be a part of MITC, an exciting project that brings both jobs and an expanded tax base to the region,” Northville Township Supervisor Mark J. Abbo said. “We are grateful to Wayne County in helping build solid roads and infrastructure to help our residents zip around the region.”

There are also numerous development projects in the works along Five Mile Road, including a new Meijer store in Plymouth Township.

Officials expect the roadway construction project, which is being funded with a $10 million state grant, to last through the remainder of this year.