FERNDALE -

A major reconstruction project of West 9 Mile Road in Ferndale will begin Wednesday with a ground-breaking ceremony at 6:15 p.m.

The project should be completed sometime in September 2013. A major part of the project is replacing an aging water main along 9 Mile Road.

Multiple sources will be funding the project which is expected to cost $1.8 million.

The project will include streetscape improvements from Livernois to Pinecrest, wider sidewalks, on-street parking, greenscapes, new streetlights and bike sharrows.