May 13, 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

Update: Part of the I-275 project is the rehabilitation of I-696 from I-275 to just east of Lahser Road. As a result, the contractor will be closing I-696 on four separate weekends. The first weekend closure will begin Friday, May 20, at 9pm and reopen on Monday, May 23, at 5am. In preparation for the full closure, nightly closures have begun, with lane closures occurring at 9pm and reopening at 5am the following morning each night.

Southbound I-275 and associated interchange ramps are now closed and detoured for construction. It is expected that this work will be completed by July 1. When southbound I-275 work is completed, next will be the closure of and detoured traffic for westbound I-696, from east of Lahser Road to I-275 for two weekends, slated for June. Then the westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-275 connector will be closed and detoured for construction. Once the contractor's bridge work is complete, southbound I-275 and associated interchanges will be reopened. Then, northbound I-275 will be closed and detoured for construction sometime around mid-summer. Shortly following, eastbound I-696 from I-275 to east of Lahser Road will be closed and detoured for two weekends.
Finally, when the contractor has completed the northbound bridge work on northbound I-275, they can then reopen northbound I-275 and associated interchange ramps to traffic, which is currently estimated to occur by September 15, 2016.

Project overview:
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.
City of Novi Projects

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. The 9 Mile Road closure at Novi Road has been reopened. The remainder of the work (milling and paving), will be performed using flag control, with one to two lanes under construction at a time and at various areas along 9 Mile Road, between Novi and Meadowbrook Roads. Expect long delays during most daytime operations. The 9 Mile roadway remains closed to thru traffic. 


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 is nearly completed with the construction phase of the project and will begin shortly with the restoration phase.


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 signals, 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 was expected to complete with all work associated with the full-time closures by May 12. The remaining work will be done either from behind the curb or by daily 9am to 3pm lane closures. In the next two weeks, the traffic signal contractor will need to switch over the temporary span wire signals to the new mast arm signals. This will involve posting police officers at each leg of the intersection and moving traffic through by hand signaling for approximately two hours.


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.