In the course of the Ludington Metropolis Council assembly Monday, Metropolis Supervisor Mitch Foster stated the Michigan Division of Transportation (MDOT) will proceed with its plan to repave Lakeshore Drive and Ludington Avenue someday in 2020, somewhat than do the total highway reconstruction Foster has been requesting.
Foster stated MDOT knowledgeable the town it would repave Ludington Avenue from James Road to Lakeshore Drive and resurface Lakeshore Drive from Ludington to Tinkham avenues. The mission would use the strategy known as mill-and-fill, which entails eradicating the floor layers of the lanes and changing them with new asphalt layers.
Foster not too long ago met with MDOT officers to debate the potential for rebuilding these roads from the underground utilities and basis upward, since he says that’s the underlying explanation for a lot of Lakeshore Drive and Ludington Avenue’s deterioration.
The assembly didn’t go as he had hoped.
“Lakeshore (Drive) and Ludington Avenue … won’t be reconstructed for a minimum of 25 years, probably,” Foster advised the council. “They’re sticking with what they’ve scheduled — doing a mill-and-filling in 2020. I’ll proceed to have discussions with them (to do a reconstruction) or else that highway is rarely going to be mounted appropriately.”
To learn extra about what the town council mentioned, take a look at the print or E-edition of Wednesday’s Ludington Every day Information.