Village 14 Mile paving project begins

By: Linda Shepard | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published April 22, 2019

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BEVERLY HILLS — Village officials said they are aiming for a speedy reconstruction of 14 Mile Road between Lahser Road and the west village limits.

“We anticipate this to be about a three-week project and to be done about mid-May,” Beverly Hills Village Manager Chris Wilson said. “We anticipate this going smoothly. It is early in the year. There is not a lot of other construction going on; there is some.”

At press time, the project start date was scheduled for April 22, weather permitting.

During the closure, westbound traffic will be detoured to Greenfield Road, then 13 Mile Road, then Southfield Road and back to 14 Mile Road, and vice versa for eastbound traffic.

Wilson said that the reconstruction project is more than a repaving because of the nature of the work — it will be more of a complete rebuild.

The $301,000 project will be paid for with budgeted funds, Wilson said.

“It is a lot of money for a half-mile of work, but it is a pretty comprehensive rebuild of that section of 14 Mile,” he said. “They are doing extensive reconstruction with also some drain work.”

Northbound and southbound traffic on Telegraph Road will not be interrupted, he said, and Lahser will not experience significant delays due to the project. Birmingham Public Schools, the city trash hauler, Bloomfield Township, Birmingham and the village of Bingham Farms have been notified to coordinate traffic, he said.

“I think anyone who travels that section of 14 Mile understands that there are significant problems there and the road has to be rebuilt,” Village Councilman John Mooney said last fall when the project was approved.   

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and hope to get this project completed as quickly as possible,” Wilson said.  

For more information, call the Beverly Hills village offices at (248) 646-6404.

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