At a regular meeting held Monday evening, the Grosse Pointe Woods City Council approved a motion to move forward with a grant for two road improvement projects.
But, what do you need to be aware of regarding the grant and how will it affect the city?
Here are 5 things you need to know.
1. The City has been awarded a federal aid road grant in the amount of $858,000. The city will have to pay $400,000 since the grant requires a 20 percent match on the city's part as well as payment for all engineering fees.
2. Morningside Road, which was built in 1954 and last resurfaced in 1979, will be targeted by the grant. Patching and resurfacing will occur from Lochmoor to south of Renaud Road.
3. The construction project will also include Marter Road, with resurfacing taking place from Vernier to the northern city limits. Marter was built and last repaired in 1964 and 1985, respectively.
4. According to City Administrator Alfred Fincham, "Engineering will begin immediately in order to get through the Federal Aid process with MDOT, in order to commence construction in the spring."
5. The project must be completed in a timely manner due to the fact that if the roads deteriorate even further, more than just reconstruction would be required, costing more and further disrupting residents in these areas.