Roads & Construction

Published April 16, 2019

TROY — The $165.1 million proposed city budget for 2019-20 scales back on road construction projects and ramps up renovations for the library and City Hall, and equipment for firefighters.

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Published April 15, 2019

FRANKLIN — Village officials are fine-tuning a concept plan to add sidewalks, lighting and landscaping to Franklin Road between 13 Mile and 14 Mile roads. “Our hope and desire is to pull some of the traffic in the fall from the cider mill, to get them into the village to spend some money,” Franklin Village Council President Pamela Hansen said April 8 during a council discussion.

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Published April 10, 2019

TROY — Coolidge Highway is set to close in both directions under  Interstate 75 at 10 p.m. April 12 for bridge demolition on the structure that carries northbound traffic. It is slated to reopen at 5 a.m. April 15.

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Published April 10, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP —The state of the township’s 44 miles of unpaved roads is of great concern to residents and township officials.

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Published April 9, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Matt Mountain said the biggest mistake motorists make when driving through road construction zones is not paying attention.

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Published April 8, 2019

FARMINGTON — The Michigan Department of Transportation will be resurfacing 10 miles of road, including 5 miles of M-5 and two bridges, beginning Monday, April 15.

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Published April 5, 2019

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe officials are highlighting their work to improve local roads following their receiving an award from the Michigan Concrete Association.

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Published April 3, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — City officials said they will construct a vibrant, main street-style district on Auburn Road this year. The $12 million Auburn Road corridor project — which Mayor Bryan Barnett said will improve safety while creating a downtown district atmosphere — will incorporate more parking options, outdoor seating, lighting, a pocket park and the city’s first splash pad on Auburn Road, between Culbertson Avenue and Dequindre Road.

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Published April 2, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe City and Farms officials are hoping they can take advantage of a new competitive grant program in the state budget.

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Published April 2, 2019

FERNDALE — Four students in Ferndale Public Schools were awarded prize money in a contest to bring attention to distracted driving.

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Published April 2, 2019

FERNDALE — More than 5.5 miles of roadway in Ferndale will be resurfaced starting in the spring. The Ferndale City Council approved  at its March 25 meeting its 2019 pavement improvement program.

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Published March 27, 2019

TROY — North- and southbound traffic on Interstate 75, between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road, was scheduled to shift to the southbound side by the evening rush hour March 27.

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Published March 27, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — An upcoming roundabout project at Adams and Gunn roads will involve an estimated three-month road closure.

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Published March 27, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — The Road Commission for Oakland County is back on Walton Boulevard in the hopes of wrapping up a road project that started last year. Project engineer Jerry Jehle said construction on Walton, between Squirrel and Adams roads in Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills, resumed March 25.

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Published March 25, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Spring has begun, and drivers can already expect to see some construction work in Sterling Heights due to the temporary closure of part of Clinton River Road.

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Published March 22, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores voters will decide whether to approve a five-year streets millage at a higher rate later this year.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — “Let’s get the damn seawall built,” District 1 Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen, D-Detroit, said during a Feb. 19 Grosse Pointe Shores City Council meeting, paraphrasing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign catchphrase, “Let’s fix the damn roads.”

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — Road Commission for Oakland County officials recently approved three roadway projects slated for this summer that should yield gain with minimal pain.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — Motorists who must travel Interstate 75 between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road, as well as those traveling on surface streets near the freeway, should plan ahead and expect delays when work is scheduled to begin March 8.

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Published February 25, 2019

LANSING — An amended state law is now in effect.

The Stationary Authorized Emergency Vehicles Public Act took effect Feb. 13 and is aimed at putting a stop to collisions that occur on the side of the road when an authorized vehicle is pulled over.

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