MDOT closing Grand River Avenue over M-5 April 15 as part of M-5 project in Oakland County

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, 248-752-0336
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Oakland

HIGHWAYS:
Grand River Avenue
M-5                

START DATE:
Monday, April 15, 2019

PROJECT END DATE:
Late Fall 2019

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $11.8 million to perform a variety of work along 10 miles of M-5 between Grand River Avenue and I-275, including resurfacing the Grand River Avenue bridge, which will require closing the bridge.

The project includes concrete repair and replacement, pavement conditioning, asphalt replacement, curb and gutter repair, concrete deck overlay, approach work, replacing half of the Drake Road bridge due to damage from high-load hits, drainage structure repairs, sign replacement, and adding a westbound sidewalk to the Grand River Avenue bridge to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2U9Pjjn

TRAFFIC DETAILS:
Grand River Avenue bridge:
The Grand River Avenue bridge over M-5 will be closed for resurfacing through sometime in July. Work will include sidewalks, curbs, and approaches.

Westbound Grand River Avenue traffic will be detoured to northbound Halsted Road, then westbound Hills Tech Drive to southbound Haggerty Road.

Eastbound Grand River Avenue traffic will be detoured to southbound Halsted Road, then eastbound 9 Mile Road to northbound Farmington Road.

M-5:
The work on M-5 requires weekend closures for bridge work, pavement conditioning, and asphalt resurfacing. Eastbound M-5 will be closed during six weekends from Grand River Avenue to Middle Belt Road, while westbound M-5 will be closed during five weekends from Middle Belt Road to Grand River Avenue.

Westbound M-5 traffic will be detoured to westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road), then northbound I-275. 

Eastbound M-5 traffic will be detoured to eastbound I-696, then southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) to M-102.

Access will be maintained to all neighborhoods and businesses during construction. MDOT understands the impact this type of major work has on motorists and works as quickly and as safely as possible to get the job done while keeping drivers and workers safe.

SAFETY BENEFIT:
This maintenance work will improve safety and provide a smoother driving surface.