IMLAY TWP. — Mid-July is when contractors hope to get started on resurfacing Imlay City Road.
Lapeer County Road Commission County Highway Engineer Destain Gingell said the work, spanning from Dorrow to Cade roads, has been scheduled to start the week of July 8 but the weather is likely to push that date back one week.
Gingell said that this spring's very wet conditions have caused delays in ongoing projects, meaning crews from Ace-Saginaw Paving Co. won't likely start on Imlay City Road until the week of July 15.
The plan is to resurface the approximately four mile stretch with hot mix asphalt.
It's the last stretch of Imlay City Road to be renovated in the last several years by the county.
In 2017, the county paid contractors to repair the road from the Imlay City limits to Dorrow Road, plus replace the bridge over the Belle River. Gingell said the county plans to have a deck treatment performed on that bridge sometime in 2019.
In 2018, work was centered on an intersection safety project at Dorrow and Brown City roads that including paving Dorrow Road and making it the main connector between Imlay City and Brown City roads.
Gingell said it will likely be mid-August before work starts on Newark Road in Attica Twp.
In sections, Newark will be renovated from Clark Rd. in Lapeer Township to Lake Pleasant Road.
In Almont Township, crews will tackle a road overlay project on Kidder Road, between Almont and Tubspring roads. Gingell said that work should be complete by the end of August.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.