City of Dexter looking at street repairs in Dexter Crossing


Shifting gears, the city of Dexter is now looking to the Dexter Crossing neighborhood and repairing some of its streets in the coming months.

To get things moving, the Dexter City Council approved a contract with OHM Advisors for design and construction engineering for Dexter Crossing road work in an amount not to exceed $124,300. 

In his report, Justin Breyer, Interim City Manager and City Clerk, said the city was anticipating the construction of the Third Street and Broad Street project, with a portion of the project being funded by a federal TIP grant.

But this project will have to wait, according to Breyer.

“Due to communication and project review issues with MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) on behalf of the railroad, it appears that this project will likely not be ready for the MDOT bid letting process until 2022,” he informed the council during its May 10 meeting.

However, this didn’t slow the city down. It just shifted up a project on the list that’s been talked about for at least a few years now.

“While unfortunate, this does provide an opportunity to shift gears and keep other projects moving forward this calendar year,” Breyer said in his report. “Per prior discussions, staff is proposing to move forward with the Dexter Crossing road work on Wellington, Bristol, and Kingsley. This would include resurfacing, as-needed aggregate base replacement, and curb/sidewalk repairs.”

In its proposal, OHM said of its understanding of the project: “The City is planning to begin resurfacing the Dexter Crossing subdivision located off Dexter-Ann Arbor Road.”

OHM said “Wellington Drive (Bristol to South Downs), Kingsley Circle and Bristol Drive will be evaluated for resurfacing including as-needed aggregate base replacement and concrete repairs including crosswalks and spot curb repairs. It is not anticipated that full reconstruction of the road base and concrete curb within the project limits will be required. An anticipated construction budget of $575,000 will be used to resurface or reconstruct all or portions of Wellington Drive (Bristol to South Downs), Kingsley Circle and Bristol Drive. In the event more roads are needed to maximize the road funding then Coventry, South Downs and parts of Cambridge will be evaluated for inclusion in the bid package. Design documents will be prepared and the project bid with an anticipated construction start date of late summer of 2021.”

It’s anticipated the project will be completed in early fall.

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