July 8, 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: Southbound I-275 and associated interchange ramps are now open. Northbound I-275 and associated interchange ramps are now closed and detoured for construction.

Eastbound Grand River Avenue bridge over I-275 is currently closed for repairs and patching. This closure is expected to last until 10pm on July 19. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained. 

Part of the I-275 project is the rehabilitation of I-696 from I-275 to just east of Lahser Road. The contractor will be closing I-696 in four distinct stages on four separate weekends. Two eastbound I-696 weekend closures remain to be completed. Information regarding these closures is forthcoming.

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.

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 will widen the current Library entrance off 10 Mile Road for the addition of a dedicated left-turn lane. The Library will remain open during the project at its normal summer business hours. For the duration of the project, access to the Library will be to enter (only) off of 10 Mile by way of Wildcat Drive (next drive east of the Library entrance) and exit (only)the current Library entrance. Upon exiting, there may be periods of work that will not allow immediate departure. The project is expected to be substantially complete by mid to late July.

This project involves the construction of a 10-foot wide asphalt pathway and a 500-foot long boardwalk located within ITC's overhead power line easement from the intersection of 9 Mile and Garfield Roads to the ITC Sports Park at 8 Mile and Napier Roads. This project is expected to be completed by mid-October. The contractor is nearing the completion of the 135-plus foundation piers for the boardwalk. The next step is to begin excavation of the proposed pathway down to solid subgrade and start construction of the boardwalk above the pier foundations.

* Novi Road Reconstruction (12 to 13 Mile Roads).
* Crescent Boulevard Reconstruction (from Novi Road to Town Center Drive).
* Karim Boulevard Reconstruction (from Grand River to 10 Mile).
* Novi Public Library Entrance Widening.
* Providence Park Pathway (from Beck Road, through the Providence Hospital Property to 11 Mile Road).
* Orchard Hills Place Detention Basin Retrofits.
* Christina Lane Culvert Replacements (between Sullivan Lane and Sussex Drive).
* Novi Civic Center - Main Parking Lot Rehabilitation.
* ITC Sports Park - Pathway Rehabilitation.
* Power Park - Pathway Rehabilitation.


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.