April 22, 2016


What's Happening Now...
Road, Sidewalk and Pathway Construction 
 
The City of Novi prides itself on maintaining open lines of communication and keeping community members apprised of the latest in road and non-motorized construction projects. 

The following information is intended to provide an overview of current projects, including those led by the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Road Commission for Oakland County.
Michigan Department of Transportation Updates

MDOT I -275 Rehabilitation Project

I-275, between 5 Mile Road and the I-96/I-696/M-5 Interchange in Wayne and Oakland Counties within Novi, Farmington Hills and Livonia, will be rehabilitated by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The road surface in this stretch of I-275 is in very poor shape and needs to be fixed immediately. This $70-$80 million project will involve the removal and replacement of the concrete roadway including all interchange ramps, along with the rehabilitation or reconstruction of 16 bridges. It is anticipated northbound and southbound I-275 will be reopened to traffic by mid-September of 2016. In order to achieve this goal of opening in September, this project has been approved for periods of nighttime work.
For more detailed information regarding the schedule, detours, progress and map, please visit Revive275.com.
For additional questions or feedback, you can contact MDOT at mdot-275feedback@michigan.gov  or the hotline number at (248) 275-9248.
Meadowbrook Road Bridge over I-96 (Closed through Thursday, April 28)

Meadowbrook Road at I-96 will be closed until at least April 28 for patching and repairs. The proposed detour routes during construction are 12 Mile Road, Novi Road and Grand River Avenue.

The Meadowbrook bridge requires  lane closures underneath affecting the I-96/I-696/M-5/I-275 interchange, now through Friday, April 28 at 5am.
  • I-96 eastbound to I-696 eastbound will have one lane open.
  • I-96 eastbound to I-275 southbound will have one lane open.
  • I-696 westbound to I-96 westbound will have one lane open.
  • I-275 northbound to I-96 westbound will have one lane open.
 
 
 
Haggerty Road Bridges over I-96 (Will close once Meadowbrook Road bridge reopens)

This pending closure also is part of the I-275/I-696 Interchange Project. The three Haggerty Road Bridges over eastbound I-96/I-275, westbound I-96 and eastbound/westbound M-5 will be rehabilitated to better facilitate traffic when I-275 is closed. The proposed detour routes during construction are 12 Mile Road, Meadowbrook Road and Grand River Avenue.
City of Novi Projects

14 Mile Pathway and Water Main

The City is constructing a six-foot-wide concrete sidewalk and a 12-inch diameter water main along the south side of 14 Mile Road, between Welch Road and the M-5 Freeway. These two improvements will fill the remaining pathway and water main gaps along the 14 Mile corridor. The contractor has removed all necessary trees and shrubs along the proposed route and has begun excavating to the proposed pathway grade. It is expected that this work will take approximately two weeks.

Grand River Avenue (eastbound) Dual Left Turn at Beck Road

The City of Novi, in cooperation with MDOT, is widening eastbound Grand River Avenue to incorporate an additional left turn lane to northbound Beck Road. In order to accomplish this widening work, traffic signal, mast arms, poles and sidewalk ramps will need to be replaced at all four intersection quadrants (most of the underground utility work was completed last fall). The contractor has begun removals for the widening work and also started the signal pole excavation. This specific work is expected to be complete by the beginning of May.

Nine Mile Road Rehabilitation (Novi to Meadowbrook Roads)

The City in cooperation with MDOT will be rehabilitating this roadway section in three distinct stages: 1) reconstruction of 9 Mile from Chase Drive east to Meadowbrook Road; 2) mill, overlay and striping of 9 Mile at the CSX Railroad tracks; and 3) mill, overlay and striping of the remainder of 9 Mile from Novi Road to Chase Drive. In order to avoid complete closures, the contractor will begin by removing and replacing all of the concrete work (curb, sidewalk and driveway aprons). Then, removals and replacements of the asphalt will be completed in stages using flag control of 2-way traffic during daylight construction hours. The contractor was slated to begin the week of April 18.
 
Neighborhood Road Program

Two street segments in the Chase Farms Subdivision (Trent Court and Sudbury Court) could not be completed last year due to weather constraints. The contractor has started removing concrete this week at Trent Court and will be moving over to Sudbury Court next week. The City is also reconstructing the asphalt portion of the boulevard entrance of Chase Drive off of Nine Mile Road. This work will start this week and should be complete by mid-May. This work will also involve closures to the entrance and only one-way, southbound traffic will be allowed from Nine Mile. Exiting traffic will be directed to Eight Mile Road.

 

In August 2012, Novi citizens overwhelmingly passed a road millage allowing for more than $5 million to be used in annual road and pathway investments. Funds will be used to maintain and improve neighborhood (subdivision/side streets) and major municipal roadways (mile roads, Beck Road, etc.), and to make sidewalk and pathway connections. To learn more about upcoming projects, CLICK HERE.