The third year of the Good to Great Neighborhood Program will kick off on Monday, May 11, in the area between Beech Daly, Ecorse and the I-94 freeway. These neighborhood is the first of seven different portions of the City scheduled for G2G work in 2020.
The Good to Great campaign targets a certain “neighborhoods” in the community for complete improvements – streets, sidewalks, tree trimming, signage, sewers, etc. Police representatives even take time to meet with the public in the targeted locations to exchange information in a relaxed setting. Often, the parks in certain locations are improved.
Last year, one of the targeted areas was the Northwest Park community roughly between Beech Daly, Inkster, Van Born and Beverly. Included in that project were a host of major additions and renovations to Northwest Park, including walking paths, lighting, game tables and much more. Before that, G2G Area #2 included a beautiful makeover of Lucinda Burns Park (far northeast corner of Taylor), adding pathways and a new playscape, one of eight new playscapes that have been added to City parks over the past seven years under the Sollars Administration.
Residents living between Beech Daly, Ecorse and the I-94 freeway will be receiving letters this weekend detailing the program.
This year’s G2G areas will roll out as follows:
Area No. 14: The area between Beech Daly, Ecorse, and the I-94 freeway
Area No. 15: The neighborhoods between Beech Daly, Van Born, Telegraph and I-94. When this area is finished, G2G will have completed the entire section of the City north of the freeway
Area No. 16: The neighborhoods surrounding Taylor Parks Elementary School bordered by Allen, Ecorse, Monroe and the Wabash Railroad line.
Area No. 17: The neighborhoods defined by Telegraph, Beverly, Ecorse and Pardee
Area No. 18: The Ames Highway neighborhood bordered by Telegraph, Ecorse, Troy and Beverly
Area No. 19: The neighborhoods between Ecorse, Beech Daly, Newcastle and Cherokee
Area No. 20: The southwest area between Beech Daly, Inkster, Pennsylvania and Eureka.
In addition to the Good to Great Program, several streets are scheduled for major improvements. Among those, Beech Daly (between Brest and Wick) and Monroe (between Ecorse and Van Born) have already started.
Other roads that are in this year’s plan include portions of Goodard, Pardee and Wick. Key secondary roads, in addition to Monroe, include portions of Champaign and Mortenview.
Mayor Rick Sollars has vowed for several years that he wanted to resurface the entire length of well-traveled Pardee Road, and that project will begin this year. On the schedule is a Pardee resurfacing from Superior to Goddard; next year (2021) the rest will be resurfaced, all the way from Goddard to Ecorse. In addition, all intersections will be modernized and sidewalks will be added and/or renovated.
A couple of years ago, Goddard Road was resurfaced from Telegraph to Pardee. In 2020, it will be resurfaced from Beech Daly to Telegraph, as well as from Pardee to Allen. Then in 2021, Goddard will be resurfaced from Inkster to Beech Daly – which will mean that over the past four years, the entire Taylor length of Goddard road will have been resurfaced and modernized.
The final leg of this year’s major roadwork will include Wick Road, between Mortenview and Pelham.
Other key resurfacings will include Mortenview, between Goddard and Wick; and Champaign, between Robert and Telegraph.