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MDOT hosting virtual open house March 12 for M-53 (Van Dyke Freeway) project in Macomb County

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to participate in a virtual public meeting regarding the upcoming project on M-53 (Van Dyke Freeway). This project will impact the cities of Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, and Shelby Township.

Interested residents
Community stakeholders
Local businesses
MDOT staff   

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
5 p.m.

Click here to join the M-53 virtual meeting

Project Details:
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 4, southbound M-53 (Van Dyke Freeway) will be closed from 18 Mile Road to M-59 (Hall Road) for approximately three months for road and bridge work. The eastbound and westbound M-59 (Hall Road) ramps to southbound M-53 will also be closed.

Southbound M-53 traffic will be detoured via westbound M-59 (Hall Road) to southbound Mound Road, then eastbound 18 Mile Road to southbound M-53. 

There will also be local traffic restrictions for bridge work on M-53 at the following intersections:

  • Utica Road,
  • 19 Mile Road, and
  • Canal Road.

Clinton River Road will be closed over M-53 from late May to late August to replace the bridge deck and add new sidewalks.

This work is part of a $16 million project on M-53 (Van Dyke Freeway) between 18 Mile Road and M-59 (Hall Road) to resurface the roadway, perform concrete and guardrail repairs, repair 10 bridges, and resurfacing the 23 Mile Road ramps to M-53. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly supports 227 jobs.

Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or, preferably at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage. Requests made after this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible.

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