Road projects part of spring agenda in Huntington Woods

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published March 22, 2023

 Unlike other road projects in the city, the work on Winchester will just be surface pavement without any water main or sewer construction.

Unlike other road projects in the city, the work on Winchester will just be surface pavement without any water main or sewer construction.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


HUNTINGTON WOODS — Huntington Woods is setting in motion some of its road repairs for its 2023 construction season.

At its Feb. 21 meeting, the City Commission approved a contract for a pavement resurfacing project on one of its residential streets to be done by Al’s Asphalt Paving Co. for $187,771.25.

The street in question is Winchester Avenue between Coolidge Highway and Henley Avenue, which is located a couple of blocks north of Interstate 696 in the southwestern section of the city.

City Manager Chris Wilson said the project is for resurfacing only.

“We’re just going to be repairing the roadway,” he said. “We don’t have any sewer or water main work to do there. So that should be a quick removal of some of the surface pavement and repaving with asphalt.”

Along with this project, the commission was scheduled to take up two other road projects at its March 21 meeting, which occurred after press time.

The first project is pavement reconstruction, sewer repair and replacement, and water main replacement by Springtime Excavating for $3,099,438.

The road work will be located on Hereford Road from the city limits to Dundee Road, Dundee Road from Hendrie Boulevard to Dundee, Hendrie from Wareham to York, Nadine Avenue/Salem Road from Huntington Road to Woodward Avenue, Pembroke Road from Nadine to Salem, and Salem from Pembroke to Nadine.

The second project is rear yard sewer replacement by D’Angelo Brothers for $599,781.

The construction work will take place on Lincoln Drive and Allor Avenue between Elgin Avenue and Lincoln and on Borgman/Nadine avenues between Wyoming Road and Humber Street.

“Those are bigger projects where we’ve got a complete rebuild of streets, water and sewer main work,” Wilson said. “(Winchester is a) smaller-scale job that didn’t require any complete rebuild. There was no repairs on the water main work.”

City Commissioner Joe Rozell said the rear yard sewer replacement funding is through road and sewer bonds, both voted on by residents.

The commission was to vote on both of these projects March 21. Wilson said that both projects were expected to receive the commission’s approval.

If approved, Rozell said the projects would get started in the spring.

“We got a little bit of a late start last year (with road projects), and we don’t want to be caught in that position this year,” he said. “We want to get started as early as possible so that we can get as much done and wrapped up before it gets cold. … We don’t anticipate that being an issue this year.”