Construction Delayed for 12 Mile-Coolidge Intersection Project

Detours to reroute traffic around the intersection won't go into effect until next week.

The project to repave the intersection of 12 Mile and Coolidge in Berkley has been delayed. 

With the original start date, the intersection would have closed Tuesday, though according to Director Derrick Schueller, the closure date has been pushed to June 26.

“The contractor indicated some of the detour signs are not ready due to an equipment issue from the supplier,” Schueller said in an email.

City Manager Jane Bais-DiSessa said last week that the weather was the biggest factor in Tuesday’s anticipated start date. Though there is a one-week delay now, Schueller said the construction should still be completed on schedule.

“The contractor is still holding the substantial completion date,” he explained, adding that the intersection is schedule to be reopened for traffic the week of Aug. 6 - just in time for .

The project will remove all of the existing roadway brick pavers in the intersection, the bituminous separation layer and the concrete base, and then replace the intersection with 10 inches of new nonreinforced concrete pavement. 

The brick pavers in the sidewalk ramps on all four corners of the intersection will also be removed, salvaged and reinstalled following replacement of the curb and concrete base course to make the ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Colored, stamped concrete crosswalks connecting each corner will also be constructed.

During the project, traffic will be rerouted to major roads, though businesses at the intersection will remain open.


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