Thursday, April 25, 2013
Utility work will take place over this weekend on the main road, according to Michigan Department of Transportation.
Macomb County motorists can expect delays this weekend on Groesbeck, as construction will prompt lane closures. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, northbound and southbound Groesbeck Highway will have single- and double-lane closures between 13 Mile and Utica roads beginning 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday for utility work. Utica Road at Groesbeck Highway will be closed during the same time. For more updates, visit www.michigan.gov/drive or www.twitter.com/mdot_metrodet.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
One lane of traffic on the ramp from eastbound I-94 to westbound I-696 will remain closed for another week for continuing construction work.
The Michigan Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the left lane of the existing two-lane ramp from eastbound I-94 to westbound I-696 will remain closed for at least one additional week. Crews are repairing a faulty drainage structure in the left lane, according to a release. The right lane of the ramp continues to remain open during the repair work.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation has scheduled road work on I-94 and I-696, which could affect St. Clair Shores drivers.
The Michigan Department of Transportation announced the following construction projects starting Friday, and ending Monday, weather permitting. I-696: The eastbound I-696 ramp to eastbound I-94 in Macomb County will be closed from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for reconstruction on I-94. I-94: Eastbound and westbound I-94 in Macomb County will be reduced to a single lane between 11 Mile Road and Masonic from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for reconstruction on I-94. I-94: Eastbound I-94 in Wayne County from Cadieux Road to 8 Mile Road, westbound I-94 from Chalmers to French Road, and westbound I-94 from 8 Mile Road to Moross Road, will have single-lane closures from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday for …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
There were more than 4,000 accidents last year in work zones across the state, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Slowing down, concentrating and adhering to roadside warnings could help prevent thousands of accidents in Michigan work zones. Michigan Department of Transportation released sobering statistics Wednesday during National Work Zone Awareness Week. Last year, there were 4,530 crashes, 1,149 injuries, and 15 fatalities in Michigan work zones compared to 4,633 crashes, 1,312 injuries and 18 fatalities in 2011, according to MDOT. "Crashes were down across the board for 2012 but too many people are still at risk of serious injury and death," State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said in a prepared statement. "The majority of the responsibility to create a safe environment is on the driver more than anyone. Eliminating distractions save …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Crews are fixing a drainage structure in the left lane.
The Interstate 94 and Interstate 696 interchange has gone down to one lane as crews repair a faulty drainage structure, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The work in Macomb County means the left lane of the existing two-lane ramp from I-94 to westbound I-696 will be shut down for at least one week. Crews are fixing the drainage structure in the left lane. The right lane of the ramp is expected to remain open during the repair, MDOT said.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning to have one lane of traffic open on I-94 this weekend between I-696 and Masonic, which will be followed by a traffic shift starting Monday.
The $20 million I-94 resurfacing project in St. Clair Shores moves into a new phase this weekend as construction crews will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction between I-696 and Masonic Blvd. Saturday and Sunday. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the lane restrictions will run from 5 a.m. Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday, weather permitting. Crews will paint stripes for a traffic shift, and by 8 p.m. Sunday, both directions of I-94 will have three lanes open with traffic shifted to the right. Reduced speeds will be posted. Additionally, the eastbound I-696 ramp to eastbound I-94, and the westbound I-94 exit ramp to and entrance ramp from 12 Mile Road, will be closed during the weekend. Starting Monday, traffic …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Freeway roadsides in the Metro Detroit area are scheduled for cleanup in mid-April.
Volunteers will give local freeway roadsides some TLC this month in Southeastern Michigan. As part of the Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program, the helpers--wearing bright vests as a safety precaution--will pick up trash from April 13 to 21. It is the first of other scheduled cleanups across the state. "The spirit of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers is Pure Michigan," State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said in a prepared statement. "They keep our roadsides looking great, and help MDOT direct its limited resources to fixing our roads." Volunteers in the program saved the state an estimated $5.6 million by collecting 65,000 bags of trash in 2012. MDOT provides yellow-green safety vests and trash bags while also …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Drivers can find which routes to avoid across the state through the Michigan Department of Transportation website.
Before hitting the roads this weekend, local motorists can plan their best routes through a Michigan Department of Transportation interactive map. Mi Drive allows users to explore closures and construction across the state, including the Macomb County area, through its website. It also reflects live traffic incidents like accidents on major freeways like I-696 and I-94 in southeastern Michigan.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to conduct around $187 million worth of work in in 2013 on 80 miles of pavement and 15 bridges in the Metro Detroit area.
Enjoy the snow while it lasts, motorists. Once winter shifts into construction season,one of the highest traveled thoroughfares heading through St. Clair Shores will undergo resurfacing work. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced this week that it plans to award approximately $187 million in contracts during 2013 to improve 80 miles of pavement and repair 15 bridges in the MDOT Metro Region. Roughly $17 million of this total has been allocated to resurfacing 5 miles of I-94 between I-696 and Masonic. Also within St. Clair Shores, there will be major projects including a water main replacement and full reconstruction of 9 Mile from Harper to I-94, and concrete repair work on 13 Mile from the west city limits to Greater Mack. …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation announces construction plans for the freeway in Macomb County.
Macomb County drivers may experience delays on Interstate 94 this week. Barrier wall work will prompt intermittent single lane closures on eastbound I-94 from Little Mack to M-59 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily starting Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. See a complete list of scheduled construction projects for 2013.