Construction crews have closed Van Dyke Avenue between 24 and 25 Mile roads in Shelby Township through the weekend.
Van Dyke Avenue will be completely closed at the Clinton River so construction crews can replace a drain culvert. There will be no traffic allowed to cross the river for the entire duration of the project. The remainder of Van Dyke Avenue, just around the river, will remain open to allow people to access local businesses and residential roads.
The closure began at 6 p.m. Friday and is expected to re-open at 6 a.m. Monday. Project Engineer Bryan Santo said if crews finish the project earlier, the road will by reopen Sunday.
The Macomb County Department of Roads from a two-lane road to a five-lane concrete road, at the begining of April.
Once construction crews wrap up the 24-25 Mile roads reconstruction project, in October 2012, which is the projected end time, construction crews will work their way north and begin widening Van Dyke Avenue between 25 and 26 Mile roads.
Work on the second phase is projected to begin at the end of 2012 or during spring 2013, according to Santo.