The 2018 construction will be a busy one throughout Livingston County, but especially in the Brighton area.

The Livingston County Road Commission recently adopted the 2018 budget, which includes a list of upcoming road and bridge projects. Managing Director Mike Craine says it will be another big season, with about $16 (m) million worth of construction using a variety of funding sources from federal, special state funds and local funds. Craine noted there has been great cooperation from local townships and cities, which has kept the program moving.

The first project to put on the radar will be on Challis Road between the railroad tracks and Murphy Drive aka Karl Greimel Drive, which will be completely reconstructed and involve widening immediately adjacent to the new University of Michigan facility. Craine says the work will require some long term closures starting probably in May and various ends will be closed, meaning motorists will need to go around on Brighton and Bauer Roads to make the loop.