The 4 Mile Road project is needed to alleviate increased train traffic, but the solution—building a bridge over Four Mile Road—has been a pain for area residents.
Here's the latest:
Cars backed up at the 4 Mile Road railroad crossing have in the past blocked traffic on Douglas Avenue. We Energies expects between two and four trains, each with 150 to 180 cars, coming through that crossing in a 24-hour period. The 4 Mile Road project is putting in a bridge so the trains can go over the road without blocking traffic.
The Village closed the road in October 2011 and anticipated completing the projec this month. But that's not going to happen.
At Tuesday's board meeting Village Engineer Mike Hayek explained why the project is taking six months longer than anticipated. He said they are making progress and the road should open in July 2013.