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Mid-July Street Update

All street projects for 2022 are substantially complete. Seymour, Bristol, and Hill will be striped in the coming weeks. Note that Seyour will be striped with a center double-yellow and two edge lines so that there are shoulders on both sides (instead of the wide north land and narrow south lane). This change should improve traffic calming and give bikers a safer place to operate.
 
Miller Road funding has been approved. As such, we may be able to proceed with improvemetns in 2023 to rehabilitate the section between Morrish and North Seymour (Speedway). See the prior reports on the schedule for Winchester Village and other projects.

July Street Update

Seymour (Miller to the railway), Bristol (Elms to the city limit), and Hill (Seymour to the city limit) are scheduled to be resurfaced this summer. Work has been ongoing to repair catch basins, add drain lines, and perform limited road base reconstruction prior to commencement of paving. The paving portion is expected to take less than a week to complete, and full closures are not expected. As of writing, the contractor cannot commit to a date due to the lack of availability of pavement milling machines. See prior reports for details on past & upcoming reconstruction projects in Winchester Village.

May 2022 Street Update

Please see the April update below for general information about the 2022 construction season!
 
The contractor that is working on Morrish is moving along now. Milling is underway, and limited paving will be performed by mid-May. If things go well, they will be able to pave more than half of the southern section (miller to I69) and ALL of the northern section. This could open Morrish to two-way traffic by mid-May. This is not a guarantee, but it is the plan.
 
The same contractor is also going to be performing the work on Hill Road (Seymour to city limits), Seymour (Miller to city limits), and Bristol Road (Elms to city limits). These projects will be limited in their scope (ashpaht resurfacing only) and much quicker. Milling of Seymour may start the week of May 2nd. Traffic should be open in all directions with a flagging crew in place, but altnerate routes are advised. Bristol Road will require some base/drainage work. We plan to push this off until the Morrish Road detour is no longer required. No dates have been set for the Hill Road cap as of writing.

April 2022 Street Update

2022 is going to be very busy in Swartz Creek. Miller Road water main is finishing up now, but replacement curb work and restoration will continue into late spring. Morrish Road rehabilitation is underway. This is a resurfacing project from Bristol to Miller that was selected for funding by the Genesee County Traffic Improvement Program. Some folks have asked, "why this road." The answer lies in the old adage that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This street has surface deterioration, but a strong base. As such, the road received federal rehabilitation funds to address the surface prior to major defects. This road project will take about ten weeks, with the south bound lane closed for phase one and the north bound land closed for phase two. This is the best solution available given practical consideration, design requirements, and MDOT traffic control guidance. The project will also include a left turn lane on Paul Fortino, onto Morrish.

To address additional street deterioration, several local street projects will also be completed by this fall. These projects will be surface rehabilitation, but they will provide timely maintenance to protect road bases and improve the surface. The projects should also progress much faster. Areas approved for resurfacing include: Hill Road (Seymour to city limits), Seymour Road (Miller to city limits) and Bristol Road (Elms to city limits, including base repair at Jennie Lane). In addition, we expect to have surface restoration for the Library/Senior Center/Civic area parking lot. Notice will go out to those organizations to avoid service disruptions.

Miller Road, from Morrish to Seymour, has been selected for TIP federal funding. The year of construction has not been determined but is likely to be 2024.

Lastly, even bigger plans are in the works for 2023-2024. A USDA phase II investment will enable water main replacement for those streets in Winchester Village that are still on original cast iron mains. Concurrent with this, we will be reconstructing those streets in the same manner as the recent projects. Engineering is already underway, with bids to be solicited later this year to finish up this work. Doing so will bring us very close to substantial completion of the Winchester Village infrastructure investment. Note that we are already hearing of major delays (months, perhaps a year) on such supplies. We are not expecting delays for a 2023 commencement yet, but such supply issues may become a reality. We expect to be resurfacing much of Winchester Woods at this time as well.

October 2021 Street Update

As of writing, Oakview Drive has most of the concrete work complete and has the base coat of asphalt down. Chelmsford concrete work is ongoing, with paving expected yet this month. The final coat of asphalt will then be put in place. Forestry and restoration will commence this fall, with touch-up work to be completed in the spring. Consumers Energy has not given a date for street light installation.
 
Future projects have not been set, pending the results of a water main grant submission. If the USDA grant is favorable, it is expected that the rest of the village water main will be completed in the summers of 2023 and 2024. This will include accompanying road reconstruction. Areas included would be Greenleaf, Durwood, Norbury, Whitney, and Winshall. Cappy and Don Shenk will be last in the Village. Streets in Winchester Woods are also under preliminary engineering and would likely be completed as surface rehabilitation projects at the same time. This work would be bonded and completed ahead of schedule.
 
If the USDA grant is not favorable, the city will proceed with water main replacement and street reconstruction on one street, either Greenleaf or Winshall. Stay tuned!