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Grosse Pointe Woods road construction update

By: Maria Allard | Grosse Pointe Times | Published September 25, 2018

 The Grosse Pointe Woods Road Construction Program has stopped because of the current lockout.

The Grosse Pointe Woods Road Construction Program has stopped because of the current lockout.

File photo by Maria Allard

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods has had to put a halt to the city’s road construction program.

Earlier this month, Grosse Pointe Woods Director of Public Services Frank Schulte distributed information via an email blast regarding the city’s road construction program for Anita Avenue, Brys Drive, Lochmoor Boulevard and Stanhope Street.

According to the email, an ongoing labor issue between infrastructure contractors and one of the labor unions has resulted in a lockout that began on Sept. 4. Until the two parties can come to an agreement, construction projects involving the labor union will be shut down across the state, the email states. At press time, the lockout had not yet been resolved.

Florence Cement, of Utica, is responsible for the reconstruction and restructuring of the roads and has been similarly affected by the labor dispute. As a result, the start dates on Anita, Brys and Lochmoor can be expected to be delayed until the dispute is resolved. Additionally, the work that has begun on Stanhope will be delayed until the dispute is resolved. Florence Cement will continue to maintain the safety of the work zone; however, there may be no visible activity on-site. Regular updates will be provided as the situation changes.

Residents who have concerns or special needs during construction can contact Greg Brown, the on-site representative from the city’s consultant, Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick Inc., at (586) 321-5524. Questions regarding construction operations should be directed to the attention of AEW at (586) 726-1234. Direct any other questions to the Department of Public Works at (313) 343-2460.