Following a late summer/early fall Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA)–Operating Engineers Local 324 labor dispute and subsequent work stoppage, the City of Ferndale has prioritized fall construction project completions.
Ferndale City Council recently voted unanimously to approve Sunday work hours for road construction contractors on Livernois and several residential streets. Sunday work may not be necessary, but this temporary allowance provides the opportunity to work between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. should projects require it. The goal is to complete projects as expediently as possible so that residents and business owners can have resolution and work isn't carried over into the spring.
While road work itself is expected to be completed on most streets this fall, the late finish will likely require landscaping repairs in the spring. If grasses and landscaping are not replaced/repaired—or if replanted grass doesn't take root—contractors are contractually obligated to revisit and replant in the spring. Department of Public Works employees will be surveying results to ensure that properties are returned to their pre-construction state.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 248-546-2519.