ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Other than one resurfacing project, the St. Clair County Road Commission will spend most of 2022 tackling culvert replacement work in Berlin, Mussey and Lynn townships.
This summer, the county agency plans to resurface a short portion of Capac Road, between Park Street and Downey Road, with a “mill and fill” project. That work is due to start in June and wrap up by September at a projected cost of $36,000.
Last year, the county wrapped up the final phase of reconstruction of Capac Road from the southern Capac village limits to the Macomb County line.
Most of the planned culvert work will result in short-term traffic detours but Kirk Weston, the road commission’s managing director, said three are more consequential in nature and will require longer closures lasting approximately two weeks.
Those projects include the replacement of two culverts on Belle River Road in Berlin Twp. and one on Norman Road in Lynn Twp.
The Belle River Road work, due to start in June, includes one crossing just east of Capac Road and another just east of Sperry Road. That work is expected to total $421,000.
The Norman Road culvert, just east of Sterling Road, will be replaced sometime starting in July and is expected to cost $155,500 with the road commission and Lynn Twp. sharing the bill.
Elsewhere in Berlin Township, a culvert on Hunt Rd. between Lynch and Miller roads is due to be replaced starting sometime next month. The road commission will foot $18,000 of the proposed cost with Berlin Twp. covering $14,000.
In Mussey Township, a culvert tube on Hackman Road between Kaufman and Norman roads, is due to be replaced in March with the county paying $21,500 and Mussey covering $20,000.
In Lynn Township, two culverts on Martin Road at Turner and Martin roads will be replaced with the road commission planning to pay $41,500 and the township covering $35,000. That work is due to begin in May.