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8 Mile Road Construction Project To Begin In May

March 23, 2019 - 12:39 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - If you drive 8 Mile Road between Woodward Avenue and I-94, get ready to see construction barrels in a few weeks.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says an $11.7 million project to repair 10.5 miles of 8 Mile Road (M-102) will start in late May.

The work will include resurfacing the road in both directions and repairing curbs and gutters along with some sidewalk ramps and drains. Construction will take place in Detroit and Harper Woods in Wayne County, Ferndale and Hazel Park in Oakland County, and Warren and Eastpointe in Macomb County. Railroad crossing improvements will also be performed near Mound Road and Groesbeck Highway (M-97).

The work, which is expect to last until late fall, will be divided into segments:
Segment 1 (April to May): Eastbound and westbound M-102 will have three lanes open between Mound Road and M-97, with one lane blocked to build crossovers near two railroad crossings.
Segment 2 (May to June): Eastbound and westbound M-102 will have two lanes open between Mound Road and M-97 with traffic shifted across the median at each railroad crossing (between Mt. Elliott Street and Sherwood Street, and between Hoover Road and M-97) and then shifted back. Only one direction will be worked on at a time.
Segment 3 (July to late fall): Eastbound and westbound M-102 will have multiple lane closures between M-1 (Woodward Avenue) and I-94 for a variety of work, including concrete pavement repairs, milling and resurfacing, repairing curbs and gutters, upgrading sidewalk ramps to meet ADA standards, and some drainage repairs. There will be a limited number of weekend closures for the I-75 interchange.

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