Construction Announcement from Wayne County for Van Horn Road

Thank you for your patience while we make important improvements to Van Horn Road in Brownstown Township.


Capital improvements to Van Horn Road between Arsenal Road and Telegraph Road in Brownstown Township include .73 miles of repaving, concrete repairs, sidewalk ramps, drainage, new signage, asphalt resurfacing and the installation of a concrete box culvert at Smith Creek.



Construction will begin on Tuesday October 3, 2017 and the road work is estimated to be completed in December, barring any unforeseen delays or inclement weather. Restoration of grass, if needed, will be completed as weather allows.



Construction barrels will be placed on the side of the road beginning Friday, September 29.  During road construction and culvert installation, the road will be closed to through traffic but will allow access for local traffic. Traffic will be detoured in both directions to West Road to return to Van Horn Road.


Flaggers may be present to direct traffic as needed during construction.


Please use caution when driving through the work zone. Reduced speeds will be posted.


If you have a sprinkler system on your property and are along the project corridor, you are asked to identify and clearly stake the locations of the system (heads, valves, and underground lines) or any other underground utilities that are not part of the MISS DIG program.  You can contact Wayne County’s Department of Public Services Field Engineering Division at 734.595.6504 ext. 2065.



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Brownstown DDA on the Road again at Brownstown Sports Center

Brownstown DDA on the Road Again
Brownstown Sports Center hosts DDA Board meeting

(Brownstown, MI) – The Brownstown Sports Center hosted the Brownstown Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) monthly board meeting today.  The owners of The Brownstown Sports Center offered to host an off-site meeting for the board.  The board readily agreed. 

Ron Zimmers, Brownstown Sports Center co-owner said, “It was our pleasure to have the DDA Board meeting here.  It gave us an opportunity to show off our facility to the Board and to let them know that we are partners with them in helping Brownstown thrive.”

After the regular DDA board meeting, Mr. Zimmers gave the board members a tour of the entire facility. He explained all the improvements they have made, the success they are having and their future plans. 

Ralph Vidusic, DDA Chair said, “The Brownstown Sports Center is a gem in the township.  We are so pleased about all the improvements that they are making and happy that the Brownstown Sports Center will be around for many years to come.”

Antique Appraisal & Fundraiser Event - March 5th DDA & Rotary

Have you ever wondered what that family heirloom or flea market find is worth?  Now is your chance to find out and to help a worthy cause at the same time.

The Brownstown DDA and the Woodhaven-Brownstown Rotary are sponsoring an Antique Appraisal and Fundraiser Event.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
9am to 3pm
Brownstown Event Center
23345 King Road
Brownstown, MI48193

Just bring your treasures, family heirlooms, garage sale and flea market finds to the Brownstown Event Center on Saturday, March 5th and professional appraisers from DuMochells Art Gallery and Auction House located in Detroit will appraise the pieces.  Charge is $7 per item with a three item limit.  Cash and checks are accepted at the door. If you have a large item, you may bring a photo to have it appraised. 

All the money collected will go to the Woodhaven-Brownstown Rotary’s local programs. 

To make an appointment, go to Woodhaven-Brownstown Rotary’s facebook page and click on Book Now! You can also call Mary Rochon, Rotary president at (734) 649-2581.  Walk-ins are welcome.  There will be three appraisers available all day.

“This was such a huge success last year that we were turning people away.  This year we decided to make it bigger and better!  It will be at the Event Center where we have much more room and we will have 3 appraisers to accommodate the crowds,” said Sue Trussell, DDA Assistant Director.

The Brownstown Historical Society and their members will be there with a display of Brownstown History and refreshments will be served.  Rotary members will be on hand to talk about their local programs. 

If you have any questions, please call Mary Rochon (734) 649-2581