Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Groups from around Oakland County will be picking up litter and debris.
Volunteers will hit Oakland County’s roads to help clean litter and debris from the roadsides from April 13-21 as part of the Road Commission for Oakland County’s Adopt-A-Road program, according to a press release. Through the program, organized groups volunteer to clean specific road segments two or three times during the year—in the spring, summer and fall. RCOC provides training and equipment and then picks up the bagged garbage collected. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of these concerned citizens who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to help make sure the roads in their communities are clean,” stated RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian in a statement. “We applaud their efforts.” Nearly 250 local groups are signed up to take …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Improvements will be made on the road from Cady Street to Seven Mile Road.
The City of Northville is looking to repave S. Center Street from Cady Street to Seven Mile Road, according to an article in Hometown Life. According to the article, the project will include pavement, curb, and gutter repair; replacement of sidewalk ramps; and re-striping of the bike lanes. The article says the project could begin as early as this summer and will cost an estimated $320,000. How do you feel about the construction? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation will shut down seven miles of the freeway in 2014 for a major reconstruction.
The Michigan Department of Transportation on Monday released results of a public survey concerning the design, landscaping, and aesthetics of the reconstruction of the I-96 freeway. The $150 million project will shut down the freeway between Telegraph Road and Newburgh Road in 2014. MDOT held public meetings and conducted a survey in 2012 asking drivers to vote on whether to shut down the entire freeway—making for a shorter project, but with a larger construction impact—or to do the construction in phases. Residents voted for the former option. Construction on the 7-mile stretch—including replacement of pavement, freeway drainage, and lighting, as well as repairs to 36 overpasses—will begin in early 2014. The latest survey on the design of…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
It's pothole season, help your fellow drivers and let us know where the bad ones are in Novi and Northville.
Do you avoid a certain pothole every time you drive around in Novi or Northville? Help out your neighbors and comment where that pothole is below, or add a photo of it to this gallery by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Monday, August 20, 2012
It is part of a $103 million budget the Road Commission for Oakland County will consider this week.
A construction project for Eight Mile Road in Novi and Northville is included in the 2013 budget for the Road Commission for Oakland County, which is set to be presented this week during a public hearing in Pontiac. If the budget is approved, Eight Mile Road will be repaired and resurfaced from Napier to Taft in 2013 for a budgeted amount of $4.6 million. This is one of many county road projects in the $103.1 million proposed budget. The budget represents a $2.4 million increase from 2012 because of an anticipated increase in state-collected road funding dollars and because the RCOC plans to use about $4.4 million from its fund balance. Federal road funding revenue is expected to decrease from last year. “These continue to be very arduous…
Monday, April 30, 2012
A public survey and comment session led officials to the decision that complete shut-down is preferable to lane closures.
After months of outreach–including a public meeting and an online survey–the Michigan Department of Transportation on Monday announced that the reconstruction of I-96 in the communities of Livonia and Redford Township will be done under a complete freeway closure. While details are still being finalized, the 7-mile stretch of the freeway between Newburgh and Telegraph roads is scheduled to close in early 2014. "We put several options on the table for the public to consider," said MDOT Metro Region Engineer Tony Kratofil. "At the end of the day, the results favored the full closure and that's how we will proceed." This estimated $150 million project includes: On March 1, MDOT hosted a public meeting and presented various options, including …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Here are some facts and figures about the massive I-275 bridge project in Wayne County, which kicked off this month.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Local motorists are drawing up alternate routes for their commutes this month after a massive bridge and overpass project along Interstate 275 got under way. Here is a look at the scope of the project, as provided by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT): The bridges and overpasses include: Hannan Road over I-275; Tyler Road over I-275; I-275 over McClaughrey Drain (2); Ecorse Road over I-275; I-275 over Van Born (2); I-275 over Michigan Avenue (2); I-275 over Lower Rouge River (3); Palmer Road over I-275; I-275 over Fellows Creek (2); Cherry Hill Road over I-275; I-275 over Ford Road (2); I-275 over Tonquish Creek (2); Warren Avenue over I-275; I-275 over Koppernick (2); I-275 over CSX Railroad (2); Joy Road over I-275; Ann …
Construction to repair bridges and overpasses in Canton, Plymouth and Northville could frustrate motorists this summer.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
An often-congested 13-mile stretch of Interstate 275 from Hannan Road in Van Buren Township to Six Mile Road in Northville will be slowed even more this summer as the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $23.5 million bridge overhaul gets under way. The project, which will overhaul 34 bridges and overpasses along the route, began this month and is expected to last through November, according to MDOT spokesman Rob Morosi. Morosi said the projects are about evenly split between bridges and overpasses. The bridges, he said, often cause the most inconvenience for motorists because of the 24/7 nature of the construction work. Already, travelers in Plymouth, Canton and Northville are seeing the effects on local traffic with regular …
MDOT tells motorists to avoid distractions as massive bridge overhaul project gets under way in Plymouth, Canton and Northville.
While there were fewer crashes, injuries and fatalities in Michigan road construction work zones in 2011 than 2010, officials from the Michigan Department of Transportation are still urging that every caution be taken when behind the wheel, particularly when orange barrels are present. Last year, there were 4,633 crashes, 1,312 injuries and 18 deaths in Michigan work zones. Those numbers are down from 2010's statistics: 5,632 crashes, 1,488 injuries and 23 deaths. "While this data suggests some improvement over 2010, drivers must remain focused at all times when they get behind the wheel," State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said. "Many of these crashes are avoidable and the life you save could be your own." Orange barrels have …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Construction is planned around Northville beginning in May.
Spring and summer are nearly synonymous with construction season. The major city construction, which includes water main improvements, planned for this year is on Main and South Rogers streets. Other proposed city construction, according to James Gallogly, the city's Public Works Director include: Fairbrook Street from Center to Wing streets, South Wing Street from Main to Cady streets, and West Dunlap from Wing to Center streets. Construction that could also occur is on S. Center Street from Cady to Seven Mile Road. North Ely from Center to Jeffrey streets construction is also proposed, which would cost the city about $124,000. Construction on Hillridge Drive from North Ely to the city limits is also planned and would cost the city about…