2015 Summer Road Construction Schedule
By Bob Hoepfner, director Macomb County Department of Roads
The Macomb County Department of Roads has begun its construction season throughout the county. Several construction projects from last year are currently underway with completion expected this year, including:
· Hayes Road from 21 Mile to 23 Mile, reconstruction and widening
· 34 Mile Road from Campground to Fisher, paving gravel road
· Mound Road from 18 Mile to Hall Road/M-59, concrete pavement repairs
Construction to rehabilitate the roadway and add a center turn lane on Gratiot Avenue from 26 Mile to New Haven Road in Lenox Township will begin soon at a cost of $450,000 to the county and is tied it to a larger project being conducted through the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) at this location. The reconstruction and widening of Metropolitan Parkway from Groesbeck to Gratiot is slated to begin in July with a price tag of over $7 million.
While federal funding remains uncertain early in the construction season, several important construction projects scheduled by the Macomb County Department of Roads this year are being delayed to a hopeful start in the fall. This includes the widening of Van Dyke from West Road to Campground in Washington Township at a cost of $2.3 million with $1.5 million to be covered with federal funding; Mound Road concrete repairs from I-696 to Rinke in Warren at a cost of $1.7 million with $1.1 million slated for federal funding; as well as Garfield concrete repairs from Millar to 17 Mile Road in Clinton Township for almost $1 million with federal funding to cover $650,000.
The North Avenue widening from Hall Road to 21 Mile Road in Macomb Township has also been moved to 2016 due to delays in approval of the environmental assessment. This project is expected to cost over $4.1 million with $3.3 million to be covered by federal Transportation Economic Developing Funds.