Big changes as infrastructure improvement program begins

Jul. 10, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE.

Plymouth Michigan News


“Main Street between Ann Arbor Road and Ann Arbor Trail will change this area to a three-lane street with dedicated bike lanes in both directions.”


City officials announced roadwork is on schedule to start this week after the Plymouth City Commission approved a $6.9 million plan last year for infrastructure improvements throughout the community and voters approved a subsequent Street Improvement Bond Proposal during the November general election.

Along with the infrastructure plan, commission members approved the Local Agency Pavement Warranty Program. The local pavement warranty on each paving project is more than a $2 million expense and includes the spending of state or federal funds.

Commission members also approved an updated version of the current Sanitary Sewer Service Agreement with the Western Wayne Utilities Authority and Wayne County which also includes Plymouth and Canton townships.

Work is set for complete reconstruction of Farmer Street from Blunk to Theodore, and more this summer. Along with the new roadway, a new sanitary sewer and water main will be installed at various locations throughout the corridor. In addition a new storm sewer will be installed at the intersections. City officials say public water service will at times be shut-off to make connections to the system. Garbage collection will remain on scheduled normal collection day and access to residences will be maintained throughout the construction period.

The following closures will take place starting on Friday, July 10.

Farmer Street is now closed between Irvin and Amelia. Access across Farmer is also closed at the following streets:

* Theodore – Closed at Farmer Street
* Karmada – Closed at Farmer Street
* Adams – Closed at Farmer Street
* Harvey – Closed at Farmer Street
* Ann Street – Closed at Farmer Street
* Blunk Street – Closed at Farmer Street
* Irvin – Closed at Farmer Street


Here’s the announced program plan and schedule as of this week, weather permitting.

-Farmer Street between Blunk and Theodore – New water main & sanitary sewer and street reconstruction expected to begin on July 10 and expected to be competed by late September.

-Junction Street between Blunk and Karmada –  Concrete joint and pavement repairs expected to take place during the fall months.

-Ann Street fire hydrant between Farmer and Junction – Installation of a new fire hydrant expected to be completed in less than a week in late July or August.

-Evergreen Street between Blanche and Farmer – Street resurfacing expected to begin the week of July 13 and scheduled to be completed by late August.

-Main Street between Wing and Church – Street resurfacing expected to begin July 13 and expected to be completed by the end of July.

-Main Street between Ann Arbor Road and Ann Arbor Trail – Road Diet restriping is expected to take place in late July. The Road Diet will change this area to a three-lane street with dedicated bike lanes in both directions.

For more details on the projects listed, please visit
For questions and concerns about the 2020 Infrastructure Improvement Plan, contact Plymouth City Department of Municipal Services (734) 453-7737 or by email at


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