Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Winchester Village Subdivision residents complained Monday night of freeway noise and lack of privacy at the Chesterfield Township Board of Trustees meeting.
Several Chesterfield Township homeowners say their peace and privacy have been disrupted after the original buffer from their subdivision and I-94 was torn down. The residents complained Monday night to the Board of Trustees that the fence and looming trees that were removed in 2010 during a construction project has led to loud freeway noises, debris and no privacy from the prying eyes of expressway motorists. Sign up for the Patch daily newsletter and follow us on Facebook. "This tree line was our only barrier," said Carole DeMara of the Winchester Village Subdivision near eastbound I-94 and Donner. "What they did was unacceptable." The subdivision residents told the board, which hadn't heard of those complaints before, they believed the …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending a slew of construction projects across the state to help ease traffic flow for holiday commuters.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is lifting traffic restrictions on 100 of 155 projects statewide to alleviate traffic woes for Fourth of July travels. From 3 p.m. July 3 to 6 a.m. July 5, MDOT will suspend construction wherever possible on state roads and bridges while regular construction lane restrictions will be in place on the weekends before and after the July Fourth holiday. "We urge all motorists to drive with caution through work zones during this busy summer holiday weekend," Michigan Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said in a prepared statement. "Be sure to plan ahead, buckle up, and put the cell phone away while driving so everyone gets to their destination safely." During the holiday, the following 55 work …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Construction kicks off on M-59 between Van Dyke to Hall Road today.
If you're planning on heading out this beautiful Michigan weekend, take a look at construction projects that will be kicking off today and throughout the week. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin pavement repair projects month on sections of M-59 in Macomb County and I-75 in Oakland County . Both projects are expected to be completed in mid-September.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Detours will be posted as the I-94 westbound entrance and exit ramps in Chesterfield Township will be closed over the weekend.
Drivers can expect ramp closures this weekend on Interstate 94 in Chesterfield Township, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The entrance ramp from 23 Mile to westbound I-94 and the westbound I-94 exit ramp to 23 Mile will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. Detours using M-19 (New Haven Road) and 26 Mile will be posted, according to MDOT. Construction on the freeway began in spring as part of a $19.5-million initiative to resurface more than five miles between 23 Mile and County Line roads and make safety upgrades to the eastbound I-94 exit and entrance ramps at 23 Mile.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A Chesterfield Township bridge project is included in the county's construction lineup for 2012.
It's that time of year again. The weather gets warmer. Flowers bloom. And, orange barrels pepper Macomb County as millions of dollars in construction projects prepare to test drivers' patience. The Macomb County Department of Roads is ready for a busy 2012 construction schedule that affects commuters in places, such as Chesterfield, Lenox, Macomb, Shelby, Richmond and Washington townships as well as Mount Clemens and Sterling Heights. “We’ve got another aggressive schedule this year with many planned road improvements,” County Executive Mark Hackel said in a prepared statement. “Despite rising costs and sluggish road funding, the Department of Roads continues to get the most from our taxpayers’ dollars in an effort to improve our …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Federal and city money is to pay for the project.
New Baltimore's historic downtown will get a lot of TLC this spring, thanks in part to federal grant money. Michigan Department of Transportation chose to award its federal transportation grant in Macomb County to New Baltimore, paving the way for downtown improvements such as streetlights, trees, planters, bike racks, outdoor furniture and staining the existing sidewalk. The project costs $486,110—$340,277 of which from federal transportation enhancement money and $145,833 from the city. The work is to take place on Washington from Green to Front streets, according to MDOT. It is one of eight projects in seven Michigan counties that will benefit from the grant money to enhance specific areas. "These projects improve quality of life and …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Find out where the orange barrels will be this weekend for a smooth commute.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning roadwork and lane restrictions throughout Macomb County this weekend. I-94: The right lane of eastbound I-94 will be closed for maintenance from 11 Mile Road to 12 Mile Road from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. During this same time, the eastbound I-94 ramp to 12 Mile Road will be closed. Then the 12 Mile Road ramp to eastbound I-94 will be closed from 6 to 11 a.m. Just south of Macomb County, westbound I-94 will be closed for center-lane paving from 8 Mile to Gratiot from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. Westbound I-94 will be closed from 8 Mile to Gratiot from 10 p.m., Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday. I-696 The left lanes of both eastbound and westbound I-696 will be closed for ongoing …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Resurfacing of 23 Mile Road expected to start Friday.
Construction on a half-mile stretch of 23 Mile Road in Chesterfield Township is expected to start Friday–causing a headache for motorists who regularly travel through the congested area. The $300,000 project, which is being run by the Michigan Department of Transportation, is expected to be complete in early August. The project will upgrade curbs to meet with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and resurface the road between Gratiot and I-94. The work is restricted to non-peak hours and separated into two stages. The first stage involves the right lanes on eastbound and westbound 23 Mile Road, forcing the closure of those lanes from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Both stages of construction will overlap on the weekends. Rob …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Motorists across the state will see fewer road construction delays during the holiday weekend and are advised of ongoing projects.
More than a million motorists mapping their Memorial weekend route across the state can expect fewer traffic delays. The Michigan Department of Transportation lifted traffic restrictions on 75 of 142 road projects statewide from 3 p.m. Friday, May 27, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, according to a Wednesday announcement. "The Memorial Day holiday is a great opportunity for motorists to experience and discover the natural beauty of our great state," State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said in a prepared statement. Steudle advises drivers to continue paying attention to the roads, wear seat belts and obey traffic laws. According to MDOT, the below list of construction zones will remain active or have lane restrictions during the holiday…