While most construction is wrapping up for winter, county officials announced Monday major road projects for 2013, including the widening of Hayes Road between 21 and 23 Mile Road and the widening of Van Dyke north of 25 Mile.
Come June 2013, residents in Shelby Township and Macomb are going to want to seek alternate routes as construction on Hayes Road between 21 Mile Road and 23 Mile Road kicks off.
The Macomb County Department of Roads announced Tuesday that Federal funds were allocated for Hayes Road, and will cover 80 percent of construction cost. The 20 percent match as well as engineering and right of way purchases is going to be shared equally between the Macomb County Department of Roads, Shelby Township and Macomb Township, which means of that remaining 20 percent it'll be divided 50 percent department of roads, 25 percent Shelby, 25 percent Macomb.
"This is awesome news for the township's general funds," said Macomb County Department of Roads Director Bob Hoepfner. "All around, it leverages everyone’s dollars."
Van Dyke Reconstruction
Just as motorists on Van Dyke Avenue begin to feel relief from the orange barrels on Van Dyke between 24 Mile Road and 25 Mile Road, construction will move north one mile on Van Dyke in 2013.
“It’s going to be a five-lane pavement similar to the one we’ve constructed all the way up," said Hoepfner. "It will make the Van Dyke corridor five-lanes from M-59 to 26 Mile Road and it will be the last link of the Van Dyke improvement."
Overall, the county is scheduled to tackle more than $38 million in road projects next year.
2013 Macomb County projects announcedProject Limits Work Est. Start Est. Finish Total Cost Metro Parkway (EB) at Clinton River Spillway Bridge Rehabilitation July 2013 October 2013 $1,282,500 10 Mile Road Hayes to Groesbeck Rehabilitation May 2013 August 2013 $885,000 12 Mile Road Hoover to Schoenherr Rehabilitation June 2013 September 2013 $1,328,000 Auburn Road Dequindre to Ryan Reconstruction February 2013 July 2013 $2,720,000 Hayes Road 21 Mile to 23 Mile Widen to 5 Lanes June 2013 September 2013 $8,610,000 Metro Parkway Groesbeck to Gratiot Design 2013, Build 2015 September 2013 August 2014 $420,000 Mound Road 11 Mile to Hall Road Capital Preventative Maintenance May 2013 August 2013 $1,230,000 Van Dyke 25 Mile to 26 Mile Widen to 5 Lanes May 2013 October 2013 $4,500,000 Van Dyke 26 Mile to West Widen to 3 Lanes July 2013 October 2013 $1,596,000 New Haven Road Bridge Over Deer Creek Bridge Replacement August 2013 November 2013 $1,206,000 23 Mile Road Bridge Over North Branch Clinton River Bridge Replacement February 2013 August 2013 $4,053,000 Russ Road Over Field Drain Culvert Replacement June 2013 August 2013 $230,000 Hagen Road Bridge Over Deer Creek Bridge Replacement July 2013 October 2013 $688,500 Wolcott Road Over NB Clinton River Bridge Replacement July 2013 October 2013 $1,288,500 33 Mile Road Over Cemetery Creek Bridge Replacement April 2013 August 2013 $584,000 33 Mile Road Over Highbank Creek Bridge Replacement April 2013 August 2013 $453,000 24 Mile Road North Avenue to Fairchild Pave Gravel June 2013 July 2013 $3,830,000 22 Mile Fairchild Intersection Pave Gravel July 2013 September 2013 Part of above cost Fairchild 21 Mile to 22 Mile Pave Gravel July 2013 September 2013 Part of above cost Shelby-Utica Bike Path River Bends Park Non-motorized path May 2013 September 2013 $1,742,323
The county is also planning annual maintenance projects across the county from May 2013 to September 2013.