Posted by The Huron Hub | Nov. 1, 2021
The City of Romulus announced recently the completion of the intersection at Northline and Hannan Road during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Construction for the project launched April 15 to improve road safety and reduce vehicle crashes.
For decades, the Hannan and Northline intersection has been an area of concern for local residents, who have often cited its high accident rate.
When taking office in 2014, Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff began organizing meetings with Wayne County officials to bring attention to hazardous road conditions at the Northline and Hannan intersection.
“We’re pleased to announce yet another critical infrastructure improvement in the City of Romulus, one that we are confident will help reduce accidents at a historically dangerous and well-trafficked intersection,” Burcroff said. “Residents voiced their concerns, and in partnership with Wayne County, we were able to create a comprehensive plan to resolve a long-standing issue in our community.”
Over the course of the last seven years, Mayor Burcroff and Wayne County officials have had frequent conversations about the need to repair the interchange.
County officials even participated in a city-wide ride along with Burcroff, exploring areas in need of improvement that are shared by both jurisdictions.
Recognizing the need to make safety repairs, Wayne County and the City of Romulus developed a plan to turn the boulevard intersection into a necked-down standard intersection with a traffic light.
Committed to the restoration and preservation of city infrastructure, the City of Romulus has completed several road and sidewalk projects in recent years.
Most recently, the city unveiled the Huron River Drive Pathway, a 10-foot-wide shared pathway running from the I-275 Metro Trail into downtown Romulus.
The pathway was constructed in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and supported through a $297,600 federal grant.
Recognizing the need for a safer path for bikers and pedestrians, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also provided $100,000 toward the project.
“It’s important that our residents have access to a safe route to downtown businesses and residential districts,” said Director of the Romulus Department of Public Works Roberto Scappaticci. “It’s also important that our residents feel heard. If they come to the city with an infrastructural need, we do our best to address the issue at hand.”