Public Works Projects Update
Concrete/asphalt repaving programs underway
The City's Concrete and Asphalt Pavement Repair Programs are currently underway in Taylor. If you are in a targeted area of the Good to Great Neighborhood Program, your street or the streets surrounding you may be repaired. In addition, other roadwork is going on around the community. The City of Taylor always sends out informational letters to those in the immediate area preceding any construction work. For more information on our paving programs, click on the following:
The City of Taylor’s spring street sweeping program continues through November. The City sweeps all of its streets twice annually, in the spring and fall.
Fall 2021 street sweeping
4: Major roads (Pardee, Byers, Superior, Plaza South
5: Major Roads (Goddard, Holland, Trolley West)
6: Major Roads (Wick, Monroe, Trolley East)
7: Major Roads (Beech, Breast, Universal, Delta, NL Commerce Drive)
8: Major Roads (Racho, Superior)
11: Between Allen, Van Born, Telegraph and Ecorse
12: Between Mortenview, Ecorse, Telegraph and Wick
13: Between Goddard, Allen, Northline and Telegraph
14: Between Inkster, Van Born, Telegraph and Ecorse
15: Southwest corner
18: Northeast corner
19: Between Ecorse, Wick, Telegraph and Mortenview
20: Between Wick, Northline, Telegraph and Allen
21: Northwest corner
22: Between Northline, Pennsylvania, Telegraph and Inkster
25: Northeast corner
26: Between Mortenview, Ecorse, Telegraph and Wick
27: Between Goddard, Allen, Northline and Telegraph
28: Northwest corner
29: Between Inkster, Wick, Telegraph and Goddard
Goddard-Pardee phasing plan (above)
This year’s Phase 1 portion of the project will include repaving Pardee Road from Superior to Goddard, and Goddard Road from Pardee to Allen. Next year during Phase 2 of the project, Pardee Road will be repaved from Goddard to Beverly Street (north of Ecorse Road), and Goddard Road will be repaved from Inkster to Beech Daly. When both phases are finished, all of Goddard, from Inkster to Allen, and all of Pardee, from Eureka to Beverly, will be newly paved. (Last summer, the City used a concrete panel program, funded through the Tax Increment Finance Authority, to reconstruct Pardee between Eureka and Superior. Over the last three summers, it has also repaved Goddard from Beech to Pardee, during two separate projects.) In addition to repaving the roads, the project will include three modernized traffic mast arms, all on Pardee Road (at Superior, Heritage Park and Kinyon).
Ecorse Road and intersections
Wayne County’s largest project in Taylor will repave Ecorse Road between just east of Monroe, to just west of Pardee. It will cost approximately $1.3M. Ecorse is a county maintained road, and has been in serious need of improvements. This stretch of the road serves Kroger and Taylortown Trade Center, two high-traffic areas. In addition, as county and City road projects converge, by the end of 2022, Pardee will be completely repaved, connecting to the newly paved Ecorse section, which connects to Monroe Street, which was recently repaved from Ecorse to approximately Trolley East Industrial Drive.
Also expected to be done this year after being delayed last year are the signal modernizations and additions of left turn phasing at Ecorse and Pelham, and Van Born and Beech Daly. The projected total costs of those two intersection projects is approximately $400,000.
Eureka Road Corridor Project
The joint City of Taylor-Taylor Tax Increment Finance Authority-Wayne County $17M Eureka Road Corridor Project kicks off in earnest this spring. Phase 1 construction will begin the state-of-the-art “Gateway” signage at the intersection of Telegraph and Eureka and in the median west of Allen Road, near the Canadian National Railroad viaduct. At Telegraph, the unique signage will be on both the north and south sides of the median.
The main impetus of the huge project – enclosing the Frank & Poet Drain, which runs along Eureka Road from just east of Telegraph through the Southland Center property and into Southgate – will likely begin in 2022. The open drain offers eyesore, safety and flood-control problems. TIFA and the country will split the cost of the project.
The Eureka Road Corridor Improvement Plan will not only enhance the City’s main business and entertainment district, but mesh well with the new Fletcher Discovery Trail. The trail for non-motorized traffic connects the Midtown Goddard district to Heritage Park, Wayne County Community College District’s Downriver Campus, the new park being created near Pardee and Superior, and finally the Eureka Road and Telegraph Road areas.