Asphalt patches along Weston Road east of Ogden Center are still visible from repairs done after heavy detour traffic damaged it last year when U.S. 223 was closed due to flooding in the River Raisin that jeopardized the highway bridge in the village. Road officials said the local roads were not built to handle the heavy traffic that travels the state highway daily.
This dilemma over a safe detour route on U.S. 223 due to accidents or flooding was a key component in budget dollars earmarked form the state to improve local roads in the townships south of the village.
Funding from the state of Michigan will be used to rebuild 9.7 miles of Weston Road and Silberhorn Highway as an all-weather primary route and a potential emergency route traffic in southeastern Lenawee County.
Please see Melissa Burnor’s full story in the June 15, 2016, edition of The Advance.