City street work is limited this summer

May 15, 2014

There is not going to be a great deal of street rebuilding or repaving going on around Hudson this summer. “Our primary focus,” said Hudson City Manager Steve Hartsel, will be to get everything underground identified and see what work needs to be done. There’s no point in paving a street and then having to tear it up to fix something underground.”

There is an exception to this rule: the city hasn’t been able to identify much underground in the streets in Sunrise Meadows, so the city budget this year reflects plans to resurface 3,000 feet of the streets there. The plan is that this will be a simple resurfacing with two inches of asphalt. It’s expected the work will be done by the Lenawee County Road Commission in August, about the time the Engle Trail is being constructed in the area.

Final touchup of the Pleasant Street Phase 1 will also be handled this summer. Plans are under way to finish the Pleasant Street project next year.
Several other streets in town are in dire need of work. Probably highest on the list is West Street between Main and Railroad Streets.