SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WWJ) – Big changes are coming to a heavily-traveled roadway in Southfield. It’s part of what city officials are calling the Evergreen Road Improvement Project.

When the changes to a one-mile stretch of Evergreen are complete, Evergreen Road around Civic Center Drive will have a new look. The six and seven-lane stretch will be changed to a four-lane boulevard with a roundabout included at Civic Center. Community Relations Manager Michael Manion says the project will also incorporate a number of new amenities to make the corridor more pedestrian-friendly, including a major mid-block crossing and plaza that will be constructed between the two roundabouts, a wide path that will be constructed on the east side of Evergreen from I-696 to Filmore Street with benches and landscaping, and decorative pedestrian lighting.

The entire project will cost about $12 million and take about a year to complete. Construction starts in the spring.

An open house to discuss the project will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 7pm in the Southfield Parks and Recreation offices.


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