Roads & Construction

Published March 19, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS  — With new road funding under its belt, the Road Commission for Oakland County will address pothole problems by resurfacing county roads in April through a preservation overlay program in a number of communities, including Farmington Hills.

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Published March 19, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — By the time you read these words, the barricades will have likely been erected and the main part of Birmingham’s downtown corridor may have been blocked off to all traffic for nearly four months.

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Published March 19, 2018

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — Just as the ice and flakes start to finally disappear from streets, the orange barrels come out to take their place. Representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation didn’t miss a beat, making plans to continue work on Woodward Avenue this summer from 14 Mile Road to Quarton Road at a cost of $3.4 million.

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Published March 16, 2018

DETROIT — The MacArthur Bridge, which links the city of Detroit to Belle Isle, is undergoing repair and refurbishment work to ensure the integrity of the structure.

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Published March 13, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — This summer’s tentative plans for construction of a roundabout at the Adams and Gunn roads intersection have been delayed until next year.

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Published March 13, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS  — The Suburban Collection and Farmington Public Schools are joining forces for an anti-distracted driving campaign, Focus on the Road, or #FOTR.

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Published March 12, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — The second phase of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s M-59 corridor project is expected to last from mid-March until at least mid-September.

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Published March 12, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A special assessment district, or SAD, on a local Clinton Township street has drawn both praise and criticism — praise from those who live on the street, and ire from those who don’t live on the street but have to pay for it.

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Published March 9, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Pothole season started early this year, and city and county road maintenance crews are working hard to stay on top of the problem.

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Published March 9, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights needs a thaw in road funding supply in order to repair the damage from the freeze-thaw cycle, according to Sterling Heights city officials.

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Published March 9, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Local drivers should start planning alternate routes on Maple Road, because parts of the road will be closed to traffic next month as the second phase of the Maple Road resurfacing project takes up the road. 

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Published March 6, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Some city potholes could be history if plans progress to fix them this summer.

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Published March 6, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County drivers may see slightly better roads after the Michigan Legislature approved spending additional money on road repairs across the state, even if some think it is not enough.

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Published March 6, 2018

CLAWSON — Officials estimate that a major road project targeting 14 Mile Road, from South Washington to Bellevue avenues, and Main Street, from Gardner to Broadacre avenues, will begin in April and conclude before June.

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Published March 2, 2018

DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Transportation welcomed residents from Detroit’s east side to a presentation and Q&A session at the New Mount Carmel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ regarding planned construction work on several overpasses and bridges over Interstate 94.

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Published February 27, 2018

The Macomb County Department of Roads is scheduled to begin the long-awaited widening project on 23 Mile Road in Macomb Township this year, as well as add another roundabout in the community.

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Published February 26, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — A man who was working in a trench along Mound Road reportedly died Feb. 26 after he became trapped in a work-related accident.

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Published February 26, 2018

The freeze-thaw cycle is taking its toll on roads, with potholes popping up in every community. Madison Heights is no exception — although addressing the potholes there can be tricky due to the multiple jurisdictions involved. 

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Published February 23, 2018

CENTER LINE/WARREN — The snow melted. The ice thawed. The rain came, and the water receded, leaving dangerous, nearly impassable roads. Welcome to February 2018 in Michigan.

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Published February 22, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Outside Srodek’s Quality Polish Food, along Mound, south of 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor joined Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel to announce a joint effort to resurface a few miles of the road in Sterling Heights.

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