The very visible start to the construction of Dearborn's new Intermodal Passenger Rail Station has begun, the City of Dearborn confirmed Thursday.
The groundbreaking for the station was in April, with construction expected to start that month. However, ongoing negotiations between the state of Michigan and Norfolk Southern caused a delay in the project.
But residents driving down Michigan Avenue this week could see the beginnings of construction on the $28.2 million station–which are currently focused on site grading–near the intersection of Elm Street.
"That’s going to be a six-week operation," confirmed Chief of Staff Mark Guido in a public meeting on Thursday. "But at least we’re moving."
Economic and Community Development Director Barry Murray said that they still expect the project to be on schedule for a fall 2013 opening–pending this winter's weather.