by Graham Sturgeon, co-editor

In November 2016, Durand voters approved a street improvement ballot proposal that will allow the city of Durand to re-pave or repair every street in the city. While some initial repairs were completed during the 2017 construction season, most notably sections of W. Main Street, the comprehensive three-year street improvement project is set to commence this year, with many of the city’s worst streets first to be repaired.

City Manager Colleen O’Toole reports that construction will commence in late May, with streets being completed throughout the summer. The city plans to complete this first phase of street improvements by August.

The largest portion of this year’s project, targeting S. Oak and W. Main streets, is being partially funded through state and federal grant dollars. MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) will administer the contractor for that portion of the project, and MDOT anticipates work starting in mid-July.

Streets to be milled and resurfaced this summer:

• All of S. Oak Street

• W. Main Street from Oak to Cook and from N. Brookfield to the city limits

• Fitzgerald Street from Oak to Brown and west of Holmes

• All of Kent Street

• Fauble Street from Oak to S. Saginaw

• N. Saginaw Street from Tuscola to Summit

• All of E. Oakland Street

• Tuscola Street from Saginaw to Fitch

• All of Olivet Street

• Princeton Street west of Vassar Streets to be patched and recoated this summer:

• Cook Street south of Fitzgerald

• W. Courtland Street from Maryette to Scougle

• W. Brand Street from Oak to Maryette

• Spring Street from Kent to Cass

• N. Oak Street from Main to E. Monroe

• Wayne Street between Oak and Saginaw

• Huron Street from Mercer to Elms

• Brown Street from Main to Fitzgerald

• Manfred Street south of Nauldrette

• All of Creek Pointe Circle

• All of Wickshire Lane

• All of N. Hampton Road

Durand to Begin Comprehensive Street Repair Project was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by Karen Elford