Macomb County Announces $74 Million In Roadwork Ahead In 2020

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By WWJ Newsradio 950

(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 EastpointeLocation: I-94 to Kelly RoadType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $1,575,000Estimated Start Date: July 2020Estimated Finish Date: September 2020 10 Mile Road, City of WarrenLocation: Dequindre Road to Ryan Road                  Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $2,900,000Estimated Start Date: July 2020Estimated Finish Date: October 2020 14 Mile Road, City of Sterling Heights and City of WarrenLocation: Dequindre Road to Ryan RoadType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $2,800,000Estimated Start Date: August 2019Estimated Finish Date: June 2020 18 Mile Road, City of Sterling HeightsLocation: Dequindre Road to Ryan RoadType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $1,725,000Estimated Start Date: July 2020Estimated Finish Date: September 2020 21 Mile Road, Macomb TownshipLocation: East of Heydenreich Road to Card RoadType of Work: Mitigation and Safety MeasureEstimated Cost: $1,326,000Estimated Start Date: June 2020Estimated Finish Date: August 2020 21 Mile Road, Shelby TownshipLocation: Schoenherr Road to Garfield RoadType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $1,725,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: July 2020 22 Mile Road, Macomb TownshipLocation: Over Salt Slang Gloede DrainType of Work: Bridge ReplacementEstimated Cost: $1,058,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: August 2020 23 Mile Road, Macomb TownshipLocation: North Avenue to Card RoadType of Work: Widen RoadEstimated Cost: $6,555,000Estimated Start Date: August 2020Estimated Finish Date: August 2021 23 Mile Road, Shelby TownshipLocation: Shelby ParkwayType of Work: IntersectionEstimated Cost: $2,875,000Estimated Start Date: August 2020Estimated Finish Date: November 2020 23 Mile Road, Shelby TownshipLocation: Shelby Road to Mound RoadType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $412,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: June 2020 27 Mile Road, Washington TownshipLocation: Over Yates DrainType of Work: Culvert ReplacementEstimated Cost: $629,000Estimated Start Date: March 2020Estimated Finish Date: May 2020 Armada Ridge Road, Richmond TownshipLocation: 2,000 feet SE of 34 Mile Road to 300 feet SE 33 MileType of Work: Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $519,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: June 2020 Cass Avenue, Clinton TownshipLocation: Over the Clinton RiverType of Work: Bridge Rehabilitation with Pedestrian WalkwayEstimated Cost: $1,962,000Estimated Start Date: September 2020Estimated Finish Date: November 2020 Dequindre Road, Shelby Township (Project with Road Commission for Oakland County)         Location: West Utica Road to Auburn RoadType of Work: ReconstructionEstimated Cost: $9,000,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: July 2021 Garfield Road, Clinton TownshipLocation: M-59 to 18.5 Mile Road                  Type of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $3,720,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: October 2020 Garfield Road, Macomb TownshipLocation: 22 Mile Road to 23 Mile RoadType of Work: Extension, New Two-Lane RoadwayEstimated Cost: $2,300,000Estimated Start Date: July 2020Estimated Finish Date: October 2020 Harper Avenue, St. Clair ShoresLocation: 8 Mile Road to 11 Mile RoadType of Work: Full Depth Concrete ReplacementEstimated Cost: $710,000Estimated Start Date: September 2020Estimated Finish Date: October 2020 Hayes Road, City of Fraser and City of Sterling HeightsLocation: 14 Mile Road to Moravian DriveType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $1,254,000Estimated Start Date: August 2020Estimated Finish Date: October 2020 Hayes Road, City of Roseville and City of WarrenLocation: 10 Mile Road to 11 Mile RoadType of Work: RehabilitationEstimated Cost: $2,800,000Estimated Start Date: August 2020Estimated Finish Date: November 2020 Jefferson Avenue, Harrison TownshipLocation: Shook Road South to St. Clair Shores BoundaryType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $3,540,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: October 2020 Mound Road, Shelby TownshipLocation: M-59 to Auburn RoadType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $2,164,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: August 2020 Mound Road, City of Sterling HeightsLocation: Michigan Left at 15 Mile RoadType of Work: Median ImprovementEstimated Cost: $265,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: May 2020 Romeo Plank Road and 25 Mile Road, Macomb TownshipLocation: Intersection at Romeo Plank Road and 25 Mile RoadType of Work: RoundaboutEstimated Cost: $1,380,000Estimated Start Date: June 2020Estimated Finish Date: October 2020 Ryan Road, Shelby TownshipLocation: Over Clinton RiverType of Work: Deck ReplacementEstimated Cost: $648,000Estimated Start Date: June 2020Estimated Finish Date: August 2020 Schoenherr Road, City of Sterling HeightsLocation: North of Plumbrook Drain to 1,200 feet North of Clinton RiverType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt Overlay with Bridge WorkEstimated Cost: $5,738,000Estimated Start Date: August 2020Estimated Finish Date: November 2020 Utica Road, City of Sterling HeightsLocation: Schoenherr Road to Hayes RoadType of Work: Mill, Base Repair, Asphalt OverlayEstimated Cost: $2,070,000Estimated Start Date: July 2020Estimated Finish Date: September 2020 Concrete Pavement Preservation Program, Macomb CountyLocation: Multiple locationsType of Work: Repairs on various roads within the countyEstimated Cost: $2,750,000Estimated Start Date: June 2020Estimated Finish Date: October 2020 Asphalt Pavement Preservation Program, Macomb CountyLocation: Multiple locationsType of Work: Repairs on various roads within the countyEstimated Cost: $4,779,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated Finish Date: September 2020 Subdivision Reconstruction Program, Macomb CountyLocation: Multiple locationsType of Work: Rehabilitation on various residential streets within the countyEstimated Cost: $5,038,000Estimated Start Date: May 2020Estimated 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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