2018-05-06 / Insight


Five Lapeer streets to see work this summer
810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com

Drivers who travel Baldwin Road in Lapeer will find a detour this summer when the road undergoes reconstruction. 
Photo by Jeff Hogan Drivers who travel Baldwin Road in Lapeer will find a detour this summer when the road undergoes reconstruction. Photo by Jeff Hogan LAPEER — The orange and white striped construction barrels will be a familiar sight this summer in the city of Lapeer as five streets projects will get underway.

The projects will largely be financed by local Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) districts that capture increases in property taxes. The local TIFA boards allocated a percentage of the captured tax revenue toward local streets.

Street rehabilitation work will include base improvements, underdrain, curb and gutter repairs, drainage structure work and new asphalt.

In April, the Lapeer City Commission awarded a contract for the city street projects to L.J. Construction of Clifford in the amount of $1.29 million.

Construction will begin May 14 thru October on the Lapeer projects (more specific timelines will be published when plans are finalized).

Dewey Street off West Oregon and a section of Baldwin Road will be see major work, including pulverization of existing roadway as well as beefed up base before new asphalt is rolled on the badly deteriorated roads. Dewey Street serves residents that live in Arbors of Lapeer as well as Silver Maple Village apartments as well as residences on Charbridge and Lamoreaux Drive.

Lamoreaux Drive will be rehabilitated on both portions of Dewey Drive.

Baldwin Road will undergo a rebuild from M-24 to its southern city limits near the Taco Bell access drive. The Baldwin Road project is the only major street project slated for 2018.

Mansfield Drive, a subdivision located off West Oregon (west of Millville Road), will see work this summer as well. New edge drain, road base and asphalt will be constructed. The street will be narrowed where it meets West Oregon.

Another street to undergo work this summer will be Hartley Street, a dead-end residential street about a block long located off South Saginaw, south of the Lapeer Community Center. This street, said Lapeer Dept. of Public Works Director Pam Reid, will realize some rightof way improvements as well as a two-inch asphalt overlay when complete.

Reid said the base improvements and drainage improvements to the streets to benefit from construction this summer in Lapeer should make them durable for 30 years.

In addition to the reconstruction and rehabilitation projects, Lapeer roads both major and residential will realize crack and seal work as well as slurry applications that put down a sealant mix designed to extend the life of the roadways.

Who are you going to call?

LAPEER COUNTY — Potholes and other road issues are an annoyance for drivers. Depending on where the issue is determines whom area motorists should call to report the potential rim buster. Below is a list of local village, city (Dept. of Public Works) and Lapeer County Road Commission numbers where you should call to report a pothole or road concerns:

• Almont DPW: 810-798- 8528

• Clifford DPW: 989-761- 7003

• Columbiaville DPW: 810- 793-7238

• Dryden DPW: 810-796- 2207

• Imlay City DPW: 810- 724-2135

• Lapeer DPW: 810-664- 4711

• Metamora: 810-678-2932

• North Branch DPW: 810- 688-3410

• Otter Lake: 810-793-2665

• Lapeer County Road Commission: 810-664-6272

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