Two-year M-59 reconstruction project between M-53 and Romeo Plank begins March 1

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, CrossD2@michigan.gov
248-752-0336
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Macomb

COMMUNITIES AFFECTED:
Sterling Heights, Utica, and Clinton, Macomb, and Shelby townships

START DATE:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

PROJECT END DATE:
October 2018

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (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. Work on this two-year project will take place each year between spring and October.

During the first year, work will include 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, along with a fourth lane added to both sides of M-59 between Garfield and Romeo Plank roads.

Three lanes will be open in each direction between east of M-53 and Romeo Plank Road daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., except for the M-59 bridge over M-53, which will have only two lanes open in each direction from March through mid-summer 2017. Work will occur day and night.

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

Businesses will always have access, although entry may need to be adjusted during the project. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project as well.

For additional project details, go to www.MovingMacomb.org, which will also provide updates on lane restrictions and access to businesses affected by construction.