Macomb County announced Wednesday in a press conference it will proceed with a $10.2 million complete resurfacing of Mound Road this year.
This summer, Mound Road will be completely resurfaced from 14 Mile to 18 Mile Roads in both directions for a total cost of $10.2 million. The funding is 80% federal, 10% City and 10% County funding. The resurfacing will be completed by the end of 2018.
“I am proud to see our County and City officials coming together to swiftly address the issues on Mound Road within 2018,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor. “We know Mound’s condition is a huge detriment to our City, so it’s crucial this project is completed this year. Mound Road is such a highly trafficked thoroughfare in the region; those passing through Sterling Heights deserve to have a safe, smooth drive. I want to especially thank County Executive Mark Hackel for meeting with me on a number of occasions over the past two weeks and also his direct involvement helping to address the dire condition of Mound Road.”
Over the past two weeks, City and County officials have been collaborating in a number of emergency meetings to address the immediate condition of Mound. In the end, resurfacing was determined to be the most cost effective way to address the nearly four miles of Mound Road considered to be the worst pot hole plagued section of the nine-mile stretch from 696 to M-59.
This improvement is expected to last at least five years until the funding for the complete reconstruction can be secured in the amount of $217 million. Learn more about the complete reconstruction of Mound Road initiative called “Innovate Mound” at www.innovatemound.org.
Media with questions or those looking to schedule an interview can contact Community Relations Director Bridget Kozlowski at (586) 446-2471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.