Northwestern Highway Service Drive now open as $4 million project nears completion

The $4 million Northbound Northwestern Highway Service Drive Improvement Project located within the Southfield DDA is nearing completion.

The portion of the service drive between 8 Mile and Southfield roads officially reopened recently, although some construction activities will continue through October. Most of this final construction work includes sidewalk improvements on the southbound Northwestern Highway Service Drive to help improve pedestrian connectivity.

The previous roadway’s surface was removed and completely repaved, according to Southfield City Engineer Leigh Schultz.

This year the City of Southfield has invested approximately $39 million in roads and water main improvements for a number of heavily traveled roads within city borders. Approximately $12.5 million of that total has been spent on road improvements within the Southfield DDA.

In the next two years, Southfield will invest another $50 million in road construction and water main repairs and replacements, including a $2.2 million project planned for Northland Drive in 2016.