A pair of road improvement projects in two Wixom subdivisions are slated to begin this summer using the remaining funds from a voter-approved 1995 road millage.
The largest project, pegged at $1.2 million, will be reconstruction and curb replacement in the Indian Springs/Indian Wells subdivision located northwest of Pontiac Trail and Beck Road, across from Walled Lake Western High School.
“It is necessary because the road is failing in addition to base failures,” said Wixom Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Mike Howell.
There will be intermittent road closures inside the subdivision during the project, but residents will still have access to houses.
A public information meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wixom Community Center to relay the project details to residents.
The second road reconstruction project will be conducted on 500 feet of roadway along Theodore Street, off of Wixom Road just north of Wixom Elementary School.
Costs are estimated at $100,000.
A public information meeting for residents will be held in the Wixom City Hall on April 13 at 6:30 p.m.
“The project won’t take as long as the Indian Springs/Indian Wells work, but will be done in conjunction with it,” Howell said.
Both road improvement projects will involve American with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades where necessary, including sections of Theodore at Wixom Road, and Aztec and Beck in the Indian Springs/Indian Wells subdivision. Both projects are expected to commence after school lets out this summer. The bid letting begins this week.
Roadways scheduled for enhancement are identified through a process based on the city’s Internal Roads and Main Artery Report, the Master Road Study and reviews conducted by consulting engineers and city staff.