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Drivers making their way to campus from western Dearborn will have a few more road closures to keep in mind while the Wagner Place project remains under construction.

Wagner Place, the $60 million project along Michigan Avenue near Monroe Street, is expected to be completed this coming summer. With its construction will come retail businesses and restaurants on the street level, a rooftop patio, offices for up to 600 Ford employees and a renovated Wagner Hotel.

While the construction has been a sign of growth for downtown Dearborn, it has also caused problems for drivers in one of the city’s most high-traffic areas.

Monroe Street has been blocked off between West Village Drive and Michigan Avenue for construction for months.

New utility work will force the closure of West Village Drive from Nigosian Rug Co. to the Dearborn Wig Shop. Monroe will be closed from Park Street to Michigan Avenue.

Michigan Avenue’s lane shift in the eastbound lanes will continue near the site according to the city. The lane shifts have eliminated left turns onto Mason, Monroe and Oakwood until the project is completed.

Wagner Place is expected to be completed in summer 2018, at which point the roads are expected to reopen.