SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) — The long-anticipated construction project on Greenfield Road in Southfield has been delayed.
Repairs were supposed to start Monday on the pothole-riddled road between 8 Mile Rd. and 9 Mile Rd. — but the paperwork process in Lansing has taken longer than expected, pushing the project start date to next week.
Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence said that the condition of the road is unacceptable and that the project is largely overdue.
“I’ve asked for the road to be shut down, I’ve asked for them to redirect traffic and I have gotten a push-back on all of those,” Lawrence said. “Construction should have began months ago, but we’re at that point, so let’s start reconstructing that road.”
Lawrence has been pushing to get the road fixed for some time now and said that with people avoiding that section of Greenfield she’s concerned about the economic impact on businesses in the area.
“That road, as everyone knows, is totally unacceptable,” Lawrence said. “It’s the inconvenience to the citizens of this area to drive over a road like that. I get the grunt of that — the calls, they do not go to the county, they go to the Mayor’s office.”
The delay will not impact the completion date — which is scheduled for the end of October.