Sterling Heights road projects ready to roll

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Heads up if you live, work or drive through good old Sterling Heights. The city has some major road projects set up for this coming construction season, including:

■ The city will reconstruct 191/2 Mile between Merrill and Utica roads. The pavement west of the railroad will be removed and replaced with concrete.

The pavement east of the railroad will be removed and replaced with asphalt. Traffic in the area will be reduced to one way with posted detours.

This project is expected to start in spring/early summer and be completed by early fall.

■ The Michigan Department has already started the reconstruction of three miles of Van Dyke (M-53) from south of 15 Mile to 18 Mile.

The work includes rebuilding the road, curb and median left turns; drainage improvements; traffic signal upgrades, including mast arms; and sidewalk and ramp improvements to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

There will also be improvements to lights and landscaping. Construction began in February and will be completed in November.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work will also take place at night.

■ The Macomb County Roads Division will continue to make concrete repairs on northbound Mound in an area between 19 Mile and M-59. This work is slated to be completed by mid-June.

■ Local road concrete reconstruction is scheduled for a number of poorly rated local streets, including: Wayne, Irval, Austin, Arcola, Deville, Jerome, Baker and Pemberton (to Metropolitan Parkway) drives; Daventry and Windy Cove courts; Diane and William cul-de-sacs.

This work is slated to begin in May/June.

■ Beginning in the fall, the city will begin to resurface 15 Mile with asphalt from Dequindre to Ryan. The job will include resurfacing the intersection of 15 Mile/Ryan.

There will be one lane of traffic in each direction. This project should end in late fall.

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I-75: In Detroit, NB and SB will be closed intermittently for 15 minutes between Schaefer Highway and the Rouge River Bridge between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday for utility work.

I-75: In Detroit, the NB and SB ramps to WB M-8 (Davison Freeway), Oakland and Woodward avenues will be closed from 10 tonight until 5 a.m. Monday for bridge repairs.

I-375: In Detroit, the SB ramp to Madison Avenue has one lane blocked intermittently until July 6. There will not be lane closures during downtown events.

M-8 (Davison Fwy)/Oakland Ave: In Detroit, SB Oakland over the Davison will remain closed until Oct. 2 for bridge repairs.

M-10 (Lodge Freeway): In Detroit, NB and SB under Warren Avenue will have lane closures from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday for bridge work.

M-10: In Detroit, the SB ramp to the EB Davison Freeway will be closed from 10 tonight until 5 a.m. Monday for bridge repairs.

M-53 (Van Dyke): In Roseville, NB at Masonic will have the right lane closed from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday for utility work.

M-53: In Sterling Heights, EB and WB at 16 Mile and 18 Mile will have one lane blocked in each direction until May 25.

M-59: In Utica, EB and WB will have one lane closed at Van Dyke from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday for utility work.

M-85 (Fort): In Detroit, the bridge over the Rouge River is closed between Oakwood and Miller through the spring.