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Major Road Projects:

Saal Road Resurfacing : 19 Mile Road to Clinton River Road -  Open to Traffic

The City of Sterling Heights will be paving Saal Road from Clinton River Road to 19 Mile Road.  The project has been designed to address this 1.9 mile section of roadway through two operations.  A portion of the pavement will receive a treatment of milling of the existing concrete surface and resurfacing of the roadway with an asphalt overlay. The remainder of the existing pavement will be pulverized and the new asphalt pavement constructed on top of the pulverized material road base. 

Please see the Notification Letter and Map below for additional information.  Additional updates will be posted through the duration of the project.

Saal Road paving is complete and the road has been re-opened to two-way traffic. Construction barrels will be removed this week. Thank you for you patience during the project.  

Saal Road Resident Letter  Saal Road Construction Map  Saal Road Construction Update

Macomb County Public Works Sewer Project- 15 Mile Road

Beginning Monday, November 16 the Macomb County Public Works Office (MCPWO) will begin a project to install underground piping at a location on 15 Mile Road near the Red Run Drain (1/4 Mile East of Schoenherr Rd).  The project will take 4-5 weeks to complete.  A closure of the outside lanes of both westbound and eastbound is necessary for the first 2-3 weeks of the project and beyond that intermittent daily lane closures will be utilized to complete the project.  The MCPWO can be contacted at (586) 469-5325 with questions regarding the project.

Medville Drive Water Main Replacement:

The City of Sterling Heights is currently replacing the existing watermain on Medville Drive between  16 1/2 Mile Road and Smethwick Road. The project was previously postponed due to the closure of City Hall during the COVID-19 crisis.  The portion of the watermain on Medville Drive south of Smethwick has been installed and tested. Water service transfers are expected to begin mid next week. The last portion of the watermain connecting to Smethwick will be installed once all the water services on Medville Drive are transferred. Please see the letter below for information regarding the project.  Updated October 8th.

19 Mile Road Construction : Schoenherr Road to Clinton River Road

The City of Sterling Heights will be reconstructing Nineteen Mile Road from Schoenherr Road to Clinton River Road during the summer and fall of 2020. The project will result in a new three-lane asphalt roadway, public utility improvements, and aesthetic improvements throughout the project. The project was awarded to Toebe Construction on July 8, 2020. 

The 19 Mile Road paving project, from Clinton River Road to Schoenherr Road, will begin on or about July 17th week with contractor mobilization.  A small amount of temporary pavement will be installed and then one-way traffic will begin approximately July 23-25.  Westbound traffic will be maintained while eastbound traffic will be detoured for the duration of the project.  The south half of the road will be constructed first.  Upon completion of the south half estimated to be late September, west bound traffic will be placed on the new pavement and the north half of the road will be constructed.  The open-to-traffic date is late November with restoration occurring in the Spring of 2021.  The project will provide a 3-lane asphalt pavement, sidewalk improvements, school crossing upgrades, new mast arm traffic signals at the Gainsley intersection, drive approach and local road approach replacement, and landscaping improvements.

The project will be completed in two stages. The south half of Nineteen Mile Road will be Stage 1 and the north half of Nineteen Mile Road will be Stage 2. Stage 1 construction will commence early to mid-July and be completed in approximately eight weeks. Stage 2 construction will continue upon completion of Stage 1 and be completed by early December. There may be a need to complete turf establishment and other items in the spring of 2021. To enable construction, only westbound Nineteen Mile Road traffic will be maintained while eastbound traffic will be detoured. Access to all residential drives, commercial drives and cross streets will be maintained.  Please see the letter and Map below for additional information.  Additional updates will be posted closer throughout the project.

19 Mile Resident Letter   19 Mile Cone Zone Update    19 Mile Construction Map  
19 Mile Road Improvements Overlay Map    19 Mile Road Public Presentation 3-11-2020

18 Mile Road Asphalt Resurfacing: Dequindre to Ryan Road - Fall 2020

This is a MCDOR project for asphalt resurfacing of 18 Mile Road between Dequindre Road and Ryan Road.  The paving of the 18 Mile Road project is complete and fully open to traffic.

The contractor is Pro-Line Asphalt. The County can be reached at 586-463-8671. 

Utica Road Asphalt Resurfacing: Schoenherr Road to Hayes Road - Complete

This is a MCDR project for asphalt resurfacing of Utica Road between Schoenherr and Hayes. 
The paving of the Utica Road project is complete and fully open to traffic.

The County can be reached at 586-463-8671.

Hayes Road Asphalt Resurfacing: 14 Mile Road to Moravian Drive - Fall 2020

The MCDR will begin a project to resurface Hayes Road from 14 Mile Road to Moravian Drive in the coming weeks.  The paving of the Hayes Road project is complete and fully open to traffic.

The County can be reached at 586-463-8671. 

Schoenherr Road Asphalt Resurfacing: North of Plumbrook Drain to 1,200 feet North of Clinton River - 

The MCDR will begin a project to resurface Schoenherr Road from south of Plumbrook Road to north of Clinton River Road on Monday, October 12.  The project will begin this Fall with concrete curb replacement and work on the bridges over the Clinton River and Plumbrook Drain.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during this operation.  This operation will last through the end of the construction season. 

All lanes on Schoenherr have been re-opened for the winter.  The project will resume in the Spring of 2021.  Temporary hot mix asphalt repairs have been completed in the worst areas of the roadway for safer winter travel.  

In the Spring of 2021, the project will resume with the milling of the existing concrete pavement and asphalt paving.  Additionally, there will be major bridge work that will require a complete road closure for a few week period in 2021, one direction at a time, when the project resumes.  More information on that will follow next season.  There will be hot mix asphalt patch application to the worst areas prior to the winter as a temporary measure.  Two-lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained this winter.

The contractor is Pro-Line Asphalt. Please contact Macomb County 586-463-8671 with any questions regarding the project.

This is a MCDR project for asphalt resurfacing of Hayes Road between 14 Mile and Moravian.  More details will be provided as construction approaches. MCDR can be reached at 586-463-8671

Hayes Road Asphalt Resurfacing: 14 Mile Road to Moravian Drive - Summer 2020

This is a MCDR project for asphalt resurfacing of Hayes Road between 14 Mile and Moravian.  More details will be provided as construction approaches. MCDR can be reached at 586-463-8671

Local Road Projects:

Local Road Concrete Sectional Program:

  • Piccadilly Drive,  Alcoy Drive to  Gladstone - Complete
  • Leech Drive, Metro Parkway to Kenneth Court, - Complete
  • Rowe Court, From South side cul de sac including Leech Drive Intersection - Complete
  • Georgetown Drive, Alta Vista Drive to Dane Court - Complete
  • Heritage Drive, Brook Shire  Drive to Cornelissen Drive, Including 300' of Cornelissen Drive - Complete
  • Stonewood Drive, Valusek Drive to Awdey Drive -  Complete
  • Beaver Court, Two Patch locations - Complete
  • Elford Drive, Ashton Drive Intersection to East side of Eyebrow- Complete
  • Fairfax Drive - Ashton Drive,  FairFax Drive from Ashton Drive to Denwood Drive and 100' patch on Ashton- Complete
  • Essen Drive- Between 8656 Essen and Frankfurt Drive - Complete
  • Belinda Drive-  3530 Belinda to Trawick Eyebrow - Complete
  • Chadbourne Drive- Thorton Drive to Chadbourne Court - Complete
  • Gary Ct- Complete
  • Hamilton East Drive- Complete

2020 Joint Sealing Program:

This fall, the City will be sealing pavement cracks and joints on 32 City Streets, providing over 7 miles of roadway treatment.  Joint sealing is a cost effective way to preserve and prolong the overall life of pavement.  The project is expected to be completed within 6 weeks.  Please refer to the attached letter for additional information.

Notification Letter