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Published on : Jun 23, 2015

The residents of Midlands have recognized the need to chalk out new routes to avoid several construction sites spread across the city of Midland.

The ongoing construction projects include addition of water main and major resurfacing to happen along Eastman Avenue, extension of utility services on Waldo Road and also some minor resurfacing work to be carried on Wackerly Road.

The city engineer of Midlands called this as a typical construction year, though the Waldo Road project has been going for several years and has led to much larger street budget for the engineering department of the city.

The city engineer further said, if a project is accumulated and all other stuff added, then construction becomes busier.
In last November,  a second road millage was approved to fund an even construction project for 2016, he further added. While taking charge of the city for 23 years, the city engineer said, next year will be worthwhile not seen in many years.

Additionally, the electorate at Midlands said, better roads are needed and the millage has been approved. The needs of the city are recognized and this will result in better infrastructure for the city.

At the Eastman Avenue, the demolishing of traffic island caused furore among the residents recently, even then work along Eastman Avenue is happening without complaints and plenty of energy.

The project is being looked by the Michigan Department of Transportation which is estimated at US$7 million and to be completed by November 2015.

Due to rains last week the project was delayed but now it is on track, as commented by Michigan Transportation Department’s manager.

He also said to be gearing for the next stage, moving all the way to Sugnet in about a week or so.