CALEDONIA — The moment Caledonia motorists have been waiting for has finally arrived.
Four Mile Road just west of Douglas avenue is slated to open to traffic on Friday.
The roadway, which has been closed for two years for a railroad underpass project, should be open by Friday evening, Village Engineer Mike Hayek said Thursday.
“If everything works perfectly, and I think it will, it is going to be open,” Hayek said.
He declined to give an exact time for the opening, but said the road “will be open by Friday evening.”
“The contractor was informed that we must have the road open by Friday,” Hayek said.
The project, which began in October 2011, was originally expected to completed by December of 2012, but a series of setbacks pushed that target back, frustrating area drivers and residents.
The most recent delay, which forced the village to abandon an Aug. 1 opening date, was the result of a request by the general contractor for a redesign to a portion of the embankment at the site in order to ensure worker safety, Hayek said in July.