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Canton Center Road Construction

Update [10/28/2010]: On Saturday, October 30 Wayne County plans to close Palmer Road at Canton Center. This closure is necessary to construct the Canton Center/Palmer Road intersection pavement and should last about 2 weeks. Glenngarry Road at Canton Center will be open to traffic on Saturday. Seabrook at Canton Center will be closed Saturday. Please drive carefully and follow all posted signs.

Update [10/14/2010]: On Monday, October 18 Wayne County plans to begin the paving of the remaining three lanes of Canton Center Road. In addition, paving of Palmer Road east of Canton Center will also begin. Both roads will be open to traffic (with flag control) but there will not be access to Glengarry subdivision from Canton Center Road; use Palmer Road. Please drive carefully, follow all posted signs and plan extra travel time through these construction zones.

Update [10/5/2010]: Civic Center Boulevard construction has been completed and a new traffic pattern has been created. The east driveway of the library is now a right turn only. There is no turnaround on Civic Center. To access westbound Civic Center, Veteran's Way, Heritage Parkway or Summit Parkway, you must use the west driveway to exit the library.

Update [8/31/2010]: Traffic on Canton Center Road has been shifted to the west side. Regular traffic access to the boulevard entry at Civic Center is now restored. Construction continues on the east side of the roadway. Please plan extra time to get to the library, and obey all flagmen and construction signs.

Update [8/6/2010]: Access to Summit Parkway from Canton Center Road is scheduled to be closed until August 12. Use Heritage Park Drive to Veteran's Way to Summit Parkway for access. Please plan extra time to get to the library, and obey all flagmen and construction signs.

Update [7/28/2010]: Paving of the west (library) side of Canton Center Rd. will begin on July 29 and should be completed by August 6. Summit Parkway will be closed during this time, and there will be intermittent lane closures on Canton Center Rd. Please plan extra time to get to the library, and obey all flagmen and construction signs.

Update [6/29/2010]: Inbound (west) Civic Center Boulevard will be closed starting July 6. Outbound (east) Civic Center Boulevard will be switched from its current one-way traffic flow to a two-way traffic flow. Please follow posted detours and use extreme caution when traveling this section of roadway. Also, the sidewalk from Heritage to Civic Center along southbound Canton Center will be torn up. Pedestrians should use the sidewalk that runs along Canton Township Hall to access the library.

Update [5/26/2010]: The traffic on Canton Center Road has been shifted to the east side of the roadway and a new 3-way stop traffic light has been installed at the intersection of Heritage Drive (just north of the library) and Canton Center. Library patrons are advised to use Heritage Drive to enter and exit the library as Civic Center boulevard is frequently blocked by construction vehicles. Follow posted signs to access Canton Township Hall, Canton Public Library and the Summit on the Park.

In April, work begins to widen Canton Center Road to five lanes, from Cherry Hill to south of Palmer. The project is dependent on the weather and is planned to last through November. Check here often for updates and travel advisories.

Intersection improvements at Canton Center and Palmer will make Palmer and Summit Parkway inaccessible for part of the construction. Mast arm traffic signals will be installed at Heritage Park Drive and at Palmer/Summit Parkway. New storm sewers and curbs will be installed along the entire length.

Changes are planned to Civic Center Blvd., specifically narrowing the island closest to Canton Center to ease left turns from Canton Center onto Civic Center and into the Glengarry subdivision. Check out the full pdf of the plan (warning:40mb.) for complete technical details.

Project Phases

April through the first week of May

Utilities relocation and storm sewer work.

Second week of May through mid-July

The west side of Canton Center will be under construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the east side of Canton Center. Left turns will be allowed, which may create backups. Summit Parkway will be closed at Canton Center during this period. This is when the work will take place on Civic Center Blvd. The westbound side (closest to Township Hall) will be closed and reconstructed. Two-way traffic will be routed to the eastbound side (library side). There will also be some minor work done at the Heritage Park Dr. intersection during this period. We suggest you use Heritage Park Dr. to Veterans' Way to Civic Center Blvd. to get to the library, the Summit, Heritage Park, and the golf course.

Mid-July through September

Traffic will shift to the west side of Canton Center, with work taking place on the east side. Palmer will be closed at Canton Center during this period. Cherry Hill will be the posted alternate route.

October and November

Finish work on the center lane, lane markings, signals, and clean-up.


There are no plans to install a traffic signal at Canton Center and Civic Center. The close proximity of the signals at Heritage Park and Summit Parkway do not warrant another traffic signal between them.

Work may take place evenings and weekends.


Christopher Denetz
Thu, 2010-04-15 16:47
Will it be ok to bike to the library
Thu, 2010-04-15 17:20
Our understanding is that the sidewalks will remain intact; they were placed originally with the knowledge that Canton Center would eventually be widened, so they are an appropriate distance already.

That said, we do not know whether construction conditions or progress will require temporary blockages of sidewalks. So much is unpredictable when digging, trenching, and installing underground pipes and utilities. If we receive notice that sidewalks will be affected, we will post it here!

Eva Davis, Director

Christopher Denetz
Wed, 2010-05-19 14:59
I Live at Fairlawn Ct and i was wondering is it ok to bike to the library.
Thu, 2010-06-24 15:16
The reports we've received indicate that the existing sidewalks will remain. There will be some work done to sidewalks at intersections, to install ADA ramps.