A concrete repair project is slated to begin next week on 10 Mile Road, between Evergreen and Southfield roads.

A concrete repair project is slated to begin next week on 10 Mile Road, between Evergreen and Southfield roads.

Photo by Erin Sanchez


Concrete repair, lane closures planned for 10 Mile in Southfield

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published July 9, 2019

 The road will remain open during the project, officials said.

The road will remain open during the project, officials said.

Photo by Erin Sanchez

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SOUTHFIELD — It’s not summertime in Michigan without a little construction.

The Road Commission for Oakland County, in partnership with the city of Southfield, recently announced a construction project on 10 Mile Road, from Evergreen Road to Greenfield Road, slated to begin July 15.

The $3.2 million project cost will be split between the Road Commission, Southfield and Oakland County, officials said.

According to Road Commission officials, the project will include the removal and replacement of failed concrete slabs, curb and gutter replacements, bus stop upgrades, and crosswalk upgrades to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

During the project, Road Commission Public Information Officer Craig Bryson said, 10 Mile will remain open, with one lane open in each direction. Lanes will be shifted during the project, however.

“For example, if the eastbound lane is closed, the westbound lane will be open. The timing of all those shifts are different from one mile section to the other, and it’ll vary on the contractor’s progress and the weather,” Bryson said. “From the public’s point of view, it’s less important which lane is closed, as long as they have a lane to drive in.”

Southfield City Engineer Leigh Schultz said bus riders will have a better place to wait for the bus after the improvements are made.

“A key walk will be added that gets the riders from the public sidewalk to the back of the curb without having to traipse through the grass to get to the bus,” Schultz said. “It’s basically just a little sidewalk addition so people can get to the bus stop.”

Bryson said the project was originally supposed to start July 8, but the contractor for the project postponed it.

Access to properties along 10 Mile will be maintained at all times during the project, officials said.

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation will remove and shift current bus stops during the project as crews move through. Once the project is completed, SMART will reinstall all bus stops along the road.

Construction is expected to wrap up in late fall, Road Commission officials said.

“We’re really looking forward to it. This 2-mile stretch has been a city priority of the county roads in Southfield for many years,” Schultz said. “We’re happy to see it being repaired.”

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