Roads & Construction

Published January 10, 2020

WARREN — A toxic mess festered in the basement of a blighted Madison Heights business for years before it squirted out of a nearby freeway embankment in the days leading up to Christmas.

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Published January 7, 2020

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — Southeastern Michigan has had a small amount of snow this winter, which, depending on whom one talks to, can be treated as a positive or negative.

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Published December 27, 2019

METRO DETROIT — They see you when you’re speeding. They know when you’re unsafe. Earlier this month, the communities of Southfield, Lathrup Village and Beverly Hills teamed up to reduce speeding on Southfield Road.

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Published December 23, 2019

TROY — Motorists are expected to be able to use the three newly constructed northbound lanes of Interstate 75 from 13 Mile Road to Coolidge Highway — with the exception of only two lanes open for a one-mile stretch from Big Beaver to Wattles roads for construction of a soundwall — by 7  p.m. New Year’s Eve, weather permitting. 

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Published December 18, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Traveling around Rochester Hills just got a little easier. The Road Commission for Oakland County, in partnership with the city of Rochester Hills, recently opened Livernois Road, between Avon Road and Walton Boulevard.

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Published December 17, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A public informational meeting was held Dec. 11 in Macomb Township regarding the 23 Mile Road environmental assessment, or EA.

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Published December 11, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — After three months of construction, a fully redesigned Auburn Road officially reopened to the public Nov. 27.

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Published December 10, 2019

BERKLEY — Earlier this year, Berkley underwent a road diet on Coolidge Highway that is designed to be a two-year pilot project.

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Published November 27, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Weather has put a damper on the opening of the Maple Road/Middlebelt Road roundabout, according to the Road Commission for Oakland County.

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Published November 26, 2019

TROY — Portions of two recently constructed traffic lanes on northbound Interstate 75 from 13 Mile to 14 Mile Road and shoulders on exit ramps on Big Beaver and Rochester roads will be removed and re-poured after inspectors discovered crews used the wrong concrete mix. 

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Published November 22, 2019

METRO DETROIT — On Nov. 18, leaders from Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, as well as legislators from around the state, gathered at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, to voice their support for a new bill in the name of regional transportation.

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Published November 20, 2019

TROY — Motorists will continue to drive on just two lanes of north- and southbound Interstate 75 from 13 Mile Road to Coolidge Highway for longer than originally anticipated this fall. 

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Published November 12, 2019

TROY — Brody Rukenbrod, 13, of Troy, noticed it was hard for his grandmother, Judy Farnell, to walk across a bridge along Beach Road, north of Wattles Road, from her home in order to visit them at their home.

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Published November 5, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation is presenting a plan for improvements and upgrades to the public that it hopes to implement over the next five years.

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Published October 28, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — There’s one thing most Birmingham residents can agree on: If residents are going to be handed a bill to fix residential roads, it’s better direct their anger to City Hall than at each other.

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Published October 21, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — “People are going to suffer. People are going to be injured. People are going to die because the services will not be there.” That was Bloomfield Township Trustee Neal Barnett’s response to the idea of snow removal services being reduced and other potential cost reductions the Public Works Department could make next year to accommodate a smaller budget in 2020-21.

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Published October 18, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — According to police, numerous residents are growing frustrated with the number of vehicles cutting through neighborhoods recently.

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Published October 16, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Thanks to the installation of mumble strips, Macomb County drivers haven’t heard as much “rumbling” on county roads.

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Published October 2, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — It’s been five years since voters adopted a $99 million road bond, and officials say the city has a lot to show for it.

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Published October 2, 2019

TROY — Saying the margin — 11-10 — was too slim, the Troy City Council denied a special assessment to pave Troywood Drive, one of the four unpaved roads that remain in Troy.

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