Wayne County releases list of 2021 construction projects: What to expect

Bridges, resurfacing projects lead the list

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DETROIT – It’s going to be another busy orange barrel season in Wayne County.

Construction season is underway in Michigan’s largest county, and work will continue on several projects into the late fall months.

The county will invest over $100M into its infrastructure this construction season. Improvements will consist of over 25 road construction projects and 8 bridge capital improvement projects and nearly 70 pavement improvement projects covering primary and local roads.

In addition to their road and bridge projects, the county will also invest over $5M into improving county-owned parks. Some of these improvements include: continued renovations to exhibits at Nankin Mills, the installation of an outdoor fitness gym and senior exercise equipment at Bell Creek Park and upgrades to their favored Dog Park.  Additionally, the Parks Division continues to partner with other communities within Wayne County to improve and beautify their parkland.

“We continue to look for ways to get more out of our state and federal dollars while improving our roads and bridges and I believe that our asset management plan will help us achieve this goal,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “Our team has done a dynamic job in the midst of a pandemic continuing to service our citizens and I’m hopeful that this year will be no different.”

Here’s the full list of construction projects in Wayne County in 2021:

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.