Wayne County Commission approves $10 million to ease Dearborn Heights flooding


April 27, 2023

Wayne County Commissioners have approved a $10 million, two-year project designed to ease flooding in Dearborn Heights and other nearby communities. Commissioners on April 20 approved money from the county’s share of American Rescue Plan revenue for drain improvements in the North Branch Ecorse Creek Drain Drainage District. The district serves Dearborn Heights, Allen Park, Ecorse, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Romulus, Taylor and Westland. It covers an estimated 52,400 properties over an area of roughly 30 square miles.

Homeowners in portions of Dearborn Heights, in particular, ha...

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