Stretch of Golfside Drive reopens despite delay in improvement project
A section of Golfside Drive in Ypsilanti has reopened to traffic despite complications with infrastructure work that have delayed the completion of an ongoing improvement project.
Due to unforeseen circumstances involving water main work on Golfside between Packard and Clark Roads, the project will now be completed by the end of October, the Washtenaw County Road Commission said. The $1.1 million project is part of a joint venture with the Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority, which has oversight of the water main. It was originally expected to continue through July.
The Road Commission said crews have completed the first phase of the project, which involved water main work and sidewalk improvements along the east side of Golfside.
The second phase will include rehabilitating a Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority sanitary force main, the construction of mid-block pedestrian crossings and the resurfacing of the roadway. With the project, the section of Golfside will go from four lanes to three, including a center turn lane and bike lanes.
Work on this phase is expected to begin in early September.
It wasn't clear whether the delay will affect the project's total cost. An email message was sent Saturday to Matt MacDonnell, a senior project manager with the Road Commission who is overseeing the project.