Fenton — For the past three weeks, construction workers have been busy rehabilitating Silver Lake Road, from Poplar Street west to city limits. Work is expected to be done in September.
In June, the Fenton City Council authorized the Michigan Department of Transportation to fund the project. Ace Saginaw Paving Company was awarded the project, which entails 1.53 miles of asphalt milling and resurfacing, concrete curb, gutter and ramp repair, pedestrian signals, signing and pavement markings. OHM will perform construction staking, construction project observation, construction engineering and contract administration.
The work has caused traffic detours and delays. Instead of using Silver Lake Road as a connector to Linden and Fenton, drivers are using other roads, including Lahring Road and Torrey Road or Linden Road to Owen Road to get to the two cities.
Residents who live in the affected section of Silver Lake Road can still drive to their houses, and people driving to any of the businesses, including the multiple marinas and restaurant, along the road can still pass through.
Silver Spray Sports posted on its Facebook that the business is in the middle of the construction zone along Silver Lake.
“The project is slated to be finished in September, just before the boats begin to roll in for the fall/winter storage season but we are hoping they will finish sooner, if possible. Customers are allowed to visit SSS via both the Fenton and Linden directions, so if you are planning to make the trip to see us, please be patient, tell the workers you are headed to SSS, and they will be accommodating,” according to the post.
They urge customers to call if they have questions.
This isn’t the only construction project happening in Fenton currently. MDOT is preparing to do repairs on the Silver Lake Road bridge soon.