DURAND CITY MANAGER Colleen O’Toole announced the city’s summer 2019 road work schedule during the Greater Durand Area Chamber of Commerce awards dinner on Thursday, April 18. After spending $1.1 million on street improvements in 2018, the city plans to spend $2.4 million repairing city streets in 2019.
Street work for 2019 is expected to commence on or around Saturday, June 1 and be completed by Thursday, Oct. 10. There are currently 18 unique street segments included in this year’s project. However, this list is subject to change based on actual construction costs and contingencies.
Roads scheduled for milling and resurfacing or reconstruction include all or parts of Centennial Court, N. Oak Street, McBride Street, Lovejoy Street, Marquette Street, Mackinaw Street, Manfred Street, Creek Pointe Circle, Harvard Drive, Princeton Drive, Dartmouth Drive, Vanderbilt Street, Oxford Drive, E. Huron Street, S. Saginaw Street and E. Fauble Street. Construction on S. Saginaw and E. Fauble streets is scheduled to begin after Thursday, Aug. 1.
More details and a map of the city of Durand’s summer 2019 road work schedule can be found on the city’s website, or by searching for the “City of Durand” on social media. Residents can also contact Director of Public Works Jeff Stull via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions they may have concerning the schedule.
O’Toole went on to share that the city will be doing work downtown this summer to continue to improve and maintain the Diamond District Park area, and she expressed her excitement for the first-ever Rock the Block event, a day-long family-friendly block party that will include music, food trucks, kids activities, craft beer and wine, and many other festivities. Rock the Block, which is being presented by the Greater Durand Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Durand, will begin at noon on Saturday, July 13 in downtown Durand.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)