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Word On The Street - Project Update 10.28.20

We really are getting close, but it's still 6-7 weeks away before the bulk of construction will be completed for the Restore M-24 project.

The base course is complete, and the leveling course is almost done for this section of the project. Unfortunately, there is about 700 tons of failed material that needs to be ripped out and replaced at the W. Burdick St. intersection. To do this, they will need to close the W. Burdick St. intersection again this weekend.

UGHHH! Yes, you read that correct. The W. Burdick St. intersection will be closing this Friday 7AM (10/30) to Sunday 7PM (11/1). On the bright side, while the intersection is closed they will also be putting down the third and final layer over the weekend.

In the coming weeks you can expect some lane changes, traffic shifts and additional closures at the E. Burdick intersection as well at the Drahner. Which means we are nearing the end of the paving process! There is still some additional concrete work that will need to be completed including taking out the remaining sidewalks in Downtown and putting them back in.

MDOT's goal is getting all lanes reopened and traffic flowing in both directions before the paving season ends in Michigan, and as it stands right now they are going to hit their target date of early December. There will be additional work in the spring to put the finishing touches on everything, but in comparison to the last couple of months it will be a piece of cake for Oxford (at least we're hoping that's the case)

Thanks for tuning in! That is all for this week's Word on the Street!

Any questions you have about the project can be submitted here.

As always, remember to please drive safely, abide traffic rules, keep workers safe, follow posted detour routes and refrain from using neighborhood side streets. Thank you for your continued patience. We are all in this together. #OxfordStrong

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