Cars make their way around concrete in disrepair on 10 Mile Road. The road is slated for concrete slab repair work this summer.

Cars make their way around concrete in disrepair on 10 Mile Road. The road is slated for concrete slab repair work this summer.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Concrete repair slated for 10 Mile in Southfield

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published May 15, 2019

 The construction on 10 Mile will stretch from Evergreen Road to Greenfield Road.

The construction on 10 Mile will stretch from Evergreen Road to Greenfield Road.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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SOUTHFIELD — If you plan on traveling through the heart of the Center of It All this construction season, you might want to find an alternate route.

On May 7, the Road Commission for Oakland County held a public information meeting in the Marcotte Room of Southfield City Hall.

The open-house-style meeting detailed upcoming concrete repairment slated for 10 Mile Road, between Evergreen and Greenfield roads.

Residents were invited to the open house to view a map of the project and to ask questions.

Andrew Bates, a Road Commission traffic safety department civil engineer, was on hand to answer questions at the meeting.

Bates said the pavement restoration project will affect both directions of travel on the road.

“We’re replacing the distressed concrete, and it’s mainly the eastbound lanes between Evergreen and Southfield, and it’s the westbound lanes between Greenfield and Southfield,” Bates said. “It’s kind of a checkerboard, if you will, because there’s still a decent amount of pavement that has some life in it.”

There is a lot of work to be done on the road, Bates said.

“We’ll be ripping out all the concrete where you see all the cold patching or pothole repairs down to the aggregate base, compacting it and then repouring brand-new concrete,” Bates said. “So, it’s full depth. It’s one step shy of being a fully reconstructed road.”

While the concrete is repaired, the road will remain open, Bates said.

“We’ll be maintaining two-way traffic throughout the construction,” he said.

Some side streets may close throughout the project, however, such as Santa Barbara Street.

Craig Bryson, the senior manager of communications and public information at the Road Commission, said in an email that no official detours will be posted.

“Because the road is not closing, we do not post an official detour route. However, the parallel mile roads are, of course, logical alternatives — Eight Mile, Nine Mile, 11 Mile, etc.,” Bryson said.

In addition to the road repairs, crews will replace some curbs and gutters, upgrade crosswalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and upgrade several bus stops.

The $3.2 million project is funded through the Tri-Party program, a partnership between the Road Commission, Oakland County and the city of Southfield.

According to City Council documents, the city will pay $596,295 for its share of the project.

Construction is expected to begin in late June and wrap up in the fall, Road Commission officials said.

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