Project to move forward

Members of the Centreville Village Council have been advised that a sidewalk project planned through a $400,000 grant will proceed, despite objections from a group of village residents.

Council members Monday were told village attorney John Barnes was contacted last week following a special meeting to hear some residents’ opinions against the sidewalk construction.

Village president Jeff Johnson indicated Barnes said conveyed that since the project had gone as far as it has and is in the hands of the Michigan Department of Transportation, it’s too late for the board to halt the matter.

More than a dozen residents complained last week about the plan showing sidewalks will be going through their yards. Village officials, however, said a construction-site manager would be available once the project started to work out problems with the project plans, residents and engineers.

MDOT is expected to approved the project plans by June 7.

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