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Posted on: May 16, 2017

M-59 construction update: Hayes Road intersection to be closed for 10 days

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As part of ongoing work on M-59 (Hall Road), crews will close the Hayes Road intersection beginning Wednesday for approximately 10 days. This will allow crews to safely reconstruct the two right lanes of eastbound and westbound M-59 through the intersection. Access will be maintained to all businesses on Hayes Road during the closure at M-59.

 

The work on the eastbound M-59 bridge over M-53 is complete and currently has three lanes open to merge traffic into the remaining work zone. Westbound M-59 is expected to reopen to four lanes over M-53 later this week, including the ramp to southbound M-53.

 

Three lanes of eastbound M-59 remain open from M-53 to Schoenherr Road and westbound M-59 has three lanes open from Garfield Road to Schoenherr Road. The lane closures in these areas are in place to allow crews to safely work in the two right lanes of M-59 and address the many business driveways, access points, and cross streets in each direction.

 

The project is on schedule, despite recent weather, and work is being performed in multiple locations. Driveway closures to businesses continue to be coordinated to allow at least one access point.

 

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) thanks motorists, residents, and business owners for their patience and understanding during this much needed work on one of Macomb County’s most significant roadways.

 

WEBSITE UPDATES:

The M-59 project website, www.movingmacomb.org, now features a link for the average travel time for weekdays and weekends to aid in planning commute times through construction zone. Motorists are also reminded to check the website for current project details and updates.

 

PROJECT DETAILS:

MDOT is investing $60 million to reconstruct 3.7 miles of M-59 (Hall Road) between M-53 to Garfield Road in 2017 and between Garfield Road and Romeo Plank Road in 2018.

 

During this first year, work includes replacing all concrete with new asphalt, improving drainage, upgrading ramps and sidewalks to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and new sidewalk will be added to fill in the missing gaps along M-59. New modern traffic signals, sign replacement, enhanced landscaping, and other aesthetic improvements are planned as well. During the second year, work will continue on both sides of M-59 between Garfield and Romeo Plank roads.

 

Project location: https://goo.gl/qAXOGS

 

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will maintain safety with a smoother driving surface, improved drainage, and updated road signs. Pedestrian access will be improved as well.

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