Central Street detour to be replaced by two-way traffic in Dexter
The Central Street construction project in the Village of Dexter that began Monday will no longer require a detour. That decision was made Monday night, said Courtney Nicholls, assistant village manager.
"Because of the inconvenience, the Village Council decided to spend the extra money to have Central Street open to two-way traffic using flaggers," she said.
That change will take effect as early as today and likely no later than Wednesday. Since Monday, Central Street was closed to southbound traffic at Huron River Drive and required a detour along Joy Road, south on Zeeb Road and then west on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road to get to the Village of Dexter.
Motorists heading north on Central Street are already permitted to travel through the work zone, and residents and businesses have access within the work zone.
"This is a full reconstruction," said Nicholls.
The project includes a new roadway, improvements to the area around the railroad crossing, new sidewalks on both sides of the road as well as underground storm sewer improvements. It is expected to be completed in early September.
For construction updates, go to www.villageofdexter.org.
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