With spring upon us, work crews will return to complete the final stages of the Michigan Avenue reconstruction project in downtown Saline that started in April 2016.
However, unlike last year, city officials are not expecting large crews or significant lane closures during the upcoming work, the City of Saline stated in a press release issued this week. Work crews and any lane closures are expected to be intermittent and short term during this final phase.
Crews first returned last week to finish up portions of the decorative brick on the project, which will be followed by additional workers to complete top soil touch ups. The remaining tasks includes concrete curb, crosswalks and sidewalk work, as well as tree and landscaping installation, irrigation and pavement markings.
Weather permitting, all work should be completed by June 2017 at the latest, the city reported.
The Michigan Avenue reconstruction project originally started on April 25, 2016, with residents enduring significant lane closures and detours all last summer as the roadwork progressed. Traffic was finally restored in both directions on Michigan Avenue in mid-November.