Spring time in Michigan only means three thing, tulips, daffodils and orange construction barrels. Yes, it is that magical time each year when we prepare for construction season. Our partners at MDOT have been busy this winter getting project designs and plans together. This season we will see construction work on some of the most important corridors in our region, M-14, I-96, I-275, M-24, and I-75.
University Region Planner Kari Martin and Metro Region Planner Julie Edwards gave a fantastic presentation at last week’s SEMCOG Technical Coordinating Committee meeting to discuss the major improvements that we will see this spring and summer.
•I-275 Rehabilitation, 5 Mile Road to I-96/I-696/M-5 (Wayne and Oakland Counties) http://www.revive275.com/
•I-75 Modernization, North of Coolidge Road to South Boulevard (Oakland County) - http://1.usa.gov/1VuJGon
•M-24 Rehabilitation, Harmon Road to Goldengate (Oakland County)
•I-96/US-23 Interchange Reconstruction (Livingston County) - http://1.usa.gov/1WCkwm4
•I-75 Reconstruction (Monroe County) - http://1.usa.gov/22yI4vC
•M-14 Pavement and Bridge Repair (Washtenaw County) - http://1.usa.gov/1LVJGWW
You can stay connected and up to date on all of the construction projects this summer via MDOT on their MiDrive app (http://mdotnetpublic.state.mi.us/drive/). Downloading this to your phone can be a helpful aid saving hours of delays in your travel plans.
A special thanks to MDOT for the I-96/US-23 image used in this blog. Tune in next week when we talk about the driverless cars and what is happening with this emerging technology.