The statewide labor dispute has been temporarily resolved. As such road work on Jolly Road has resumed today. Starting Friday, October 5th, the asphalt paving crew will return. The Ingham County Road Department (ICRD) anticipates they will pave public road approaches and driveways Friday and Saturday (October 5th and 6th), weather permitting. Top course of asphalt is scheduled for Sunday and Monday next week (October 7th and 8th).
Traffic control will be by flag control, one lane at a time. Jolly Road will be open to through traffic, but motorists should anticipate delays due to paving and ongoing related work.
In the event of inclement weather, the paving schedule will be pushed back accordingly. ICRD does expect that the contractor will remain on-site until paving is complete. Remaining restoration work and striping will follow paving next week, probably into the week of October 15th.
Below is a road project update from our friends at the Ingham County Road Department:
Jolly Road - Suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the MITA contractors and Operating Engineers statewide labor dispute.
Local Road Rehabilitation Program associated concrete work (curb, gutter, ramps,) so it’s underway. When paving work will be done is in question due to the statewide labor dispute.
Hagadorn Road – Jolly Road to approximately 2000 feet south of Mt Hope Road is substantially complete. Only turf restoration remains. This work will be performed under traffic regulator control. The county does not anticipate closing Hagadorn Road to finish the work.
Haslett Road – Milling and Paving work on Haslett Road from the Railroad Road Tracks (Shaw street) to Creekwood Lane, East of Van Atta Road is suspended indefinitely due to a labor dispute between the MITA contractors and the Operating Engineers union. Prepaving prep work and ADA sidewalk ramp work will continue and is expected to start next week on Haslett Road.
Hamilton Road – The two ends of Hamilton, Grand River to and including Nakoma intersection, and Grand River to and including Dobie intersection, will be milled, recycled and resurfaced with associated curb and sidewalk work starting late September or early October. A firm start date has not been confirmed. Traffic will be maintained with various lane restrictions. Work expected to start mid-September. Traffic control with lane closures and traffic regulator control is anticipated.
The following is a list of township roads to be chip sealed. Please be aware this list is subject to change depending on the needs of other road projects, detour routes, and inclement weather. Roads are temporarily closed to traffic for approximately several hours only at time of chip-sealing a given mile.
Cornell Road – Chip-sealing is complete. Orlando to M-43 is complete with painting work to be done.
Bennett Road – Hagadorn to Okemos is expected to be done in next couple weeks. Bennett, College - Hagadorn, needs further prep work which the county expects will be done yet this fall, but chip-sealed next year as the project will be beyond chip-sealing temperature limitations.