HEIGHTS — Hines Drive from Ann Arbor Trail to Ford Road will close from May 31 to June 3 while the Wayne County Parks Division performs wetlands and habitat work.
Wayne County Parks Division will construct new wetlands, remove invasive species, and plant native floodplain prairies to provide habitat and water quality benefits to the Rouge River. The area is identified by the Alliance of Rouge Communities as an area of concern within the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
The Sherwood Habitat Creation project is one of many habitat and environmental quality projects currently funded by the EPA within the Rouge River Watershed.
The habitat improvements at Sherwood include connecting the wetlands north of Hines Drive to the wetlands south of Hines Drive and to the Rouge River. The work will be performed May 31 to June 3, but the road will remain closed June 4 for Saturday in the Park.
The closure will allow the contractor to remove the road, place a large box culvert and replace the road for traffic. The culvert will allow water and small animals to travel under the road unobstructed while connecting the natural habitat north of Hines Drive to the created habitat south of Hines Drive and to the Rouge River.