Macomb County Announces $74 Million In Roadwork Ahead In 2020

There are several dozen projects on the schedule

WWJ News
April 10, 2020 - 4:32 pm

(WWJ) Attention drivers: There's a lot of roadwork ahead this season in Macomb County.

After "an active year in 2019," the Macomb County Department of Roads (MCDR) says it's prepared for annual construction and summer maintenance operations as it released the 2020 project schedule, earier this week.
 
“We have a busy schedule planned with more than $74 million in substantial road improvements that will strengthen and enhance Macomb County’s infrastructure and transportation network,” said MCDR Director Bryan Santo. “We are committed to improving Macomb County's infrastructure by effectively delivering quality road and bridge projects.”
 
There are more than 4,400 miles of roads within Macomb County and MCDR is responsible for maintaining 1,773 miles of roadway in addition to more than 1,100 miles of subdivision streets. In 2019, MCDR completed the following work (Note: All information is from the Macomb County Department of Roads):

  • Reconstructed eight lane miles of primary and local roads
  • Resurfaced and rehabilitated 74 lane miles of primary and local roads
  • Replaced 33,000-square-yards of concrete pavement
  • Replaced one bridge
  • Completed one bridge deck replacement
  • Replaced critical road drainage infrastructure
  • Installed nearly 50 miles of sinusoidal rumble strips, known as mumble strips, on two-lane roads to reduce head-on crashes and limit noise pollution

The 2020 construction schedule includes 21 primary and local road projects and four bridges, in addition to 28 asphalt resurfacing and concrete pavement repair projects as part of MCDR’s county-wide pavement preservation program. The work schedule also includes 10 township residential streets as part of MCDR’s subdivision reconstruction program, various maintenance projects, and traffic technology and communication network modernizations.
 
Below is a list of specific locations where primary and local road and bridge projects will occur in 2020. Estimated dates are tentative and subject to change due to inclement weather. 
 
10 Mile Road, City of Eastpointe
Location: I-94 to Kelly Road
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $1,575,000
Estimated Start Date: July 2020
Estimated Finish Date: September 2020
 
10 Mile Road, City of Warren
Location: Dequindre Road to Ryan Road                  
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $2,900,000
Estimated Start Date: July 2020
Estimated Finish Date: October 2020
 
14 Mile Road, City of Sterling Heights and City of Warren
Location: Dequindre Road to Ryan Road
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $2,800,000
Estimated Start Date: August 2019
Estimated Finish Date: June 2020
 
18 Mile Road, City of Sterling Heights

Location: Dequindre Road to Ryan Road
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $1,725,000
Estimated Start Date: July 2020
Estimated Finish Date: September 2020
 
21 Mile Road, Macomb Township
Location: East of Heydenreich Road to Card Road
Type of Work: Mitigation and Safety Measure
Estimated Cost: $1,326,000
Estimated Start Date: June 2020
Estimated Finish Date: August 2020
 
21 Mile Road, Shelby Township
Location: Schoenherr Road to Garfield Road
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $1,725,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: July 2020
 
22 Mile Road, Macomb Township
Location: Over Salt Slang Gloede Drain
Type of Work: Bridge Replacement
Estimated Cost: $1,058,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: August 2020
 
23 Mile Road, Macomb Township
Location: North Avenue to Card Road
Type of Work: Widen Road
Estimated Cost: $6,555,000
Estimated Start Date: August 2020
Estimated Finish Date: August 2021
 
23 Mile Road, Shelby Township
Location: Shelby Parkway
Type of Work: Intersection
Estimated Cost: $2,875,000
Estimated Start Date: August 2020
Estimated Finish Date: November 2020
 
23 Mile Road, Shelby Township
Location: Shelby Road to Mound Road
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $412,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: June 2020
 
27 Mile Road, Washington Township
Location: Over Yates Drain
Type of Work: Culvert Replacement
Estimated Cost: $629,000
Estimated Start Date: March 2020
Estimated Finish Date: May 2020
 
Armada Ridge Road, Richmond Township
Location: 2,000 feet SE of 34 Mile Road to 300 feet SE 33 Mile
Type of Work: Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $519,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: June 2020
 
Cass Avenue, Clinton Township
Location: Over the Clinton River
Type of Work: Bridge Rehabilitation with Pedestrian Walkway
Estimated Cost: $1,962,000
Estimated Start Date: September 2020
Estimated Finish Date: November 2020
 
Dequindre Road, Shelby Township (Project with Road Commission for Oakland County)         
Location: West Utica Road to Auburn Road
Type of Work: Reconstruction
Estimated Cost: $9,000,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: July 2021
 
Garfield Road, Clinton Township
Location: M-59 to 18.5 Mile Road                  
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $3,720,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: October 2020
 
Garfield Road, Macomb Township
Location: 22 Mile Road to 23 Mile Road
Type of Work: Extension, New Two-Lane Roadway
Estimated Cost: $2,300,000
Estimated Start Date: July 2020
Estimated Finish Date: October 2020
 
Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores
Location: 8 Mile Road to 11 Mile Road
Type of Work: Full Depth Concrete Replacement
Estimated Cost: $710,000
Estimated Start Date: September 2020
Estimated Finish Date: October 2020
 
Hayes Road, City of Fraser and City of Sterling Heights
Location: 14 Mile Road to Moravian Drive
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $1,254,000
Estimated Start Date: August 2020
Estimated Finish Date: October 2020
 
Hayes Road, City of Roseville and City of Warren
Location: 10 Mile Road to 11 Mile Road
Type of Work: Rehabilitation
Estimated Cost: $2,800,000
Estimated Start Date: August 2020
Estimated Finish Date: November 2020
 
Jefferson Avenue, Harrison Township
Location: Shook Road South to St. Clair Shores Boundary
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $3,540,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: October 2020
 
Mound Road, Shelby Township
Location: M-59 to Auburn Road
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $2,164,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: August 2020
 
Mound Road, City of Sterling Heights
Location: Michigan Left at 15 Mile Road
Type of Work: Median Improvement
Estimated Cost: $265,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: May 2020
 
Romeo Plank Road and 25 Mile Road, Macomb Township
Location: Intersection at Romeo Plank Road and 25 Mile Road
Type of Work: Roundabout
Estimated Cost: $1,380,000
Estimated Start Date: June 2020
Estimated Finish Date: October 2020
 
Ryan Road, Shelby Township
Location: Over Clinton River
Type of Work: Deck Replacement
Estimated Cost: $648,000
Estimated Start Date: June 2020
Estimated Finish Date: August 2020
 
Schoenherr Road, City of Sterling Heights
Location: North of Plumbrook Drain to 1,200 feet North of Clinton River
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay with Bridge Work
Estimated Cost: $5,738,000
Estimated Start Date: August 2020
Estimated Finish Date: November 2020
 
Utica Road, City of Sterling Heights
Location: Schoenherr Road to Hayes Road
Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay
Estimated Cost: $2,070,000
Estimated Start Date: July 2020
Estimated Finish Date: September 2020
 
Concrete Pavement Preservation Program, Macomb County
Location: Multiple locations
Type of Work: Repairs on various roads within the county
Estimated Cost: $2,750,000
Estimated Start Date: June 2020
Estimated Finish Date: October 2020
 
Asphalt Pavement Preservation Program, Macomb County
Location: Multiple locations
Type of Work: Repairs on various roads within the county
Estimated Cost: $4,779,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: September 2020
 
Subdivision Reconstruction Program, Macomb County
Location: Multiple locations
Type of Work: Rehabilitation on various residential streets within the county
Estimated Cost: $5,038,000
Estimated Start Date: May 2020
Estimated Finish Date: October 2020

MCDR says the estimated construction cost for each project includes preliminary engineering to generate design drawings and bid documents, construction engineering and project oversight to maintain a high level of quality control, actual construction costs of materials, labor, and equipment required to build or repair infrastructure. 

For a complete list of 2020 projects in Macomb County, maps and  more information, visit roads.macombgov.org.

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