Last winter took a big toll on area roads and forced weight restrictions in an effort to minimize the damage during thaws. Douglas Road and Ferndale Terrace Road had failed sections that required immediate major repairs and minor repairs were accomplished where possible throughout the city.
But there still is road damage and lots of it. According to City of Ferndale (COF) Public Works, the estimate to repair all the roads exceeds $500,000. This money was not in the COF budget but a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant was obtained that provides up to $50,000 in funding with a 15% local match.
As a result of that available funding, it was determined to implement emergency repairs on sections of Thornton Street, Malloy Avenue, Ferndale Road and LaBounty Drive (see graphic below). This work is scheduled to begin tomorrow according to an announcement today by COF.
The COF announcement says work will continue over the next several weeks. All work is to be completed by August 31st according to project bid documents. Potholed sections of roadway will be saw-cut, removed and replaced with new pavement during these projects.
Work will be underway weekdays between 7:30am and 4:30pm. Drivers can expect traffic to be reduced to a single lane with flaggers directing traffic through the work areas.