12 Mile and Novi Road intersection to get makeover this year

Susan Bromley, Hometownlife.com

Some road repairs just won't wait.

The Novi City Council unanimously approved Monday night a deal in which reconstruction of the intersection of 12 Mile Road and Novi Road will take place this year.

The work was supposed to take place in 2021, but under the approved cost participation agreement with the Road Commission for Oakland County, the city will pay $481,259 in advance construction costs associated with the project to get it done sooner, rather than later.

Councilwoman Kelly Breen thanked city staff members who worked to get the agreement in place.

"That intersection has claimed the lives of many tie rods and wheel rims," Breen said. "I hope the city can continue to work with the county to get 12 Mile and Novi up to speed. I'm not sure if what we call a road there still qualifies as road?"

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Photo: John Heider | Hometown Life

Photo: John Heider | Hometown Life

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