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Groesbeck construction anticipated to conclude in August

By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published July 12, 2019


CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The well-traveled Groesbeck Highway corridor has been under construction for weeks. Drivers should expect reprieve in August.

Construction kicked off around June 10, between 14 Mile Road and Metropolitan Parkway. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Diane Cross said that work includes milling and paving, pavement repairs, drainage work, curb and gutter repairs, and traffic signal upgrades.

All lanes are affected. MDOT, which has jurisdiction over the M-97 corridor, is completing the entirety of the work.

MDOT is investing about $3.3 million to perform the repairs on the northbound and southbound lanes. That expected project cost comes from the MDOT budget.

The August completion date is tentative, however. As Cross said, “Construction is affected by weather and other possible things” that may affect that timeline.

To offer drivers a more easygoing experience, Groesbeck lane closures have been limited to weeknights and weekends — including shoulder closures on weekdays.

On Monday through Thursday nights, lane closures take place between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Weekend lane closures are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.

“The lane closure time frames are because of the volume of traffic using this route,” Cross said.