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Today, March 9, 2017, MDOT will be extending and placing a left lane closure on both directions of M-59 throughout the project. Over the next couple of days, drivers will see more and more activity with more contractors showing up on a daily basis.
The turnaround between Delco and Utica Park Blvd should be back open next Monday.
For more information on the M-59 project, call the MDOT Construction Office at (586)201-3867 or visit www.movingmacomb.org
Update from Crain's Business, February 24, 2017
A two-year construction project on both directions of M-59/Hall Road between M-53 and Romeo Plank is set to begin Wednesday in Macomb County.
During construction, three lanes will be open both directions of M-59 between M-53 and Romeo Plank Road 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. each day. However, the M-59 bridge over M-53 will only have two lanes open each direction from Wednesday through the middle of summer.
There will be access to all businesses, although some entryways may be adjusted. Pedestrian access will also be maintained through the project.
Communities affected include Sterling Heights and Utica and Clinton, Macomb and Shelby townships.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $60 million to repair the 3.7-mile stretch of roadway in order to allow better traffic flow along the county's "Golden Corridor," according to a news release.
Work, which will occur day and night, will include replacement of concrete with asphalt, upgrading ramps, repairing and adding sidewalks, improving drainage, replacing signs and traffic signals and enhancing the landscape.
During the second year, a fourth lane will be added to both directions of M-59 between Garfield and Romeo Plank.
The first phase, from M-53 to west of Garfield Road, is scheduled to be completed by October. In 2018, construction will proceed from west of Garfield to Romeo Plank Road and be completed by October 2018.
Construction will be put on pause during the winter holiday months, a move appreciated by the vast number of businesses and malls affected by the project, MDOT spokeswoman Diane Cross said in an email.