CAP2308 Major Road Improvements
The city will be improving the following major roads this year:
- Vinsetta Boulevard - Woodward to 12 Mile
- Normandy Road - Coolidge to Crooks
- Lincoln Avenue - Lafayette to Knowles
This project includes asphalt resurfacing, concrete pavement repair, curbing, driveway approaches, sidewalk & ramps, and lawn restoration. New water main will also be installed on Normandy Road between Delemere and Crooks.
At Woodward Avenue, Vinsetta will be reconfigured to intersect Woodward at a right-angle. After construction, drivers in the right-turn lane on Woodward will only be able to turn onto Catalpa Drive. Drivers will use the eastern most thru-lane to turn right onto Vinsetta.
Bumpout curbing and grass will be installed at various locations along the corridor to narrow the travel lane in an effort to reduce speeding on the road.
Work on Vinsetta Boulevard is scheduled to begin the week of April 10th. The contractor plans to begin with concrete removal work, starting near Woodward and working northeast towards 12 Mile.
New water main will be installed as part of this project between Delemere and Crooks.
Several median islands with plantings will be installed to calm traffic and provide easier crossings for pedestrians. The solar powered flashing beacon currently installed near Durham Road will be relocated to the new crossing island being installed between Elmhurst & Linwood to assist with access to Normandy Oaks Park.
Normandy Road will be closed to thru traffic throughout construction. Residents with driveways on Normandy will still be able to enter the construction zone via the side streets to access their property. Businesses should direct their patrons, employees and deliveries to use Coolidge to access Normandy Road to minimize conflicts with construction work.
Water main work on Normandy Road is scheduled to begin the week of April 17th.
A median island with plantings will be installed just east of Troy Street to calm traffic and provide easier crossings for pedestrians.
Work on Lincoln Avenue is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-May.