Public Works Projects Update

street sweep

Street Sweeping Program

The City of Taylor’s spring street sweeping program has been put on a regular rotation throughout the calendar year, weather allowing. Look for street sweeping in your neighborhood each month, unless there is construction going on.

GODDARD PARDEE PHASING 2021-22

Goddard-Pardee phasing plan (above)

Phase 1 portion of the project (2021) included repaving Pardee Road from Superior to Goddard, and Goddard Road from Pardee to Allen. In 2022 during Phase 2 of the project, Pardee Road will be repaved from Goddard to Beverly Street (north of Ecorse Road), and Goddard Road will be repaved from Inkster to Beech Daly. When both phases are finished, all of Goddard, from Inkster to Allen, and all of Pardee, from Eureka to Beverly, will be newly paved. In addition to repaving the roads, the project will include three modernized traffic mast arms, all on Pardee Road (at Superior, Heritage Park and Kinyon.

Eureka Road Corridor Project

The joint City of Taylor-Taylor Tax Increment Finance Authority-Wayne County $17M Eureka Road Corridor Project continues in earnest this spring. Phase 1 construction will complete the state-of-the-art “Gateway” signage/sculptures at the intersection of Telegraph and Eureka and in the median west of Allen Road, near the Canadian National Railroad viaduct. At Telegraph, the unique signage will be on both the north and south sides of the median. 

The main impetus of the huge project – enclosing the Frank & Poet Drain, which runs along Eureka Road from just east of Telegraph through the Southland Center property and into Southgate – will likely begin in 2022. The open drain offers eyesore, safety and flood-control problems. TIFA and the country will split the cost of the project. 

 The Eureka Road Corridor Improvement Plan will not only enhance the City’s main business and entertainment district, but mesh well with the new Fletcher Discovery Trail. The trail for non-motorized traffic connects the Midtown Goddard district to Heritage Park, Wayne County Community College District’s Downriver Campus, the new park being created near Pardee and Superior, and finally the Eureka Road and Telegraph Road areas.