July 15, 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.

Every night (8pm-5am) from July 12-26, there will be intermittent lane closures on eastbound and westbound M-5 for bridge work under northbound I-275, as well as intermittent lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-696 for bridge work under northbound I-275

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 is widening 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. There may be periods of work that will not allow an immediate exit onto 10 Mile; therefore patrons should expect intermittent delays. The project is expected to be substantially complete by mid to late July.

The City will be cold milling and resurfacing 1.22 miles of Novi Road (between 12 and 13 Mile Roads), as well as shaping and re-compacting the aggregate base, adding a pavement interlayer fabric to resist reflective cracking, spot replacement of concrete curb and gutter, and the addition of depressed median islands for added storm water control and quality. The contractor is tentatively scheduled to start work on Wednesday, July 20 and will begin by closing the two outside lanes (one southbound and one northbound) for construction and maintaining traffic on the inner three lanes. The contractor is contractually obligated to finish the project by Sept. 30.

The City will have three programs this year: two concrete road programs and one asphalt road program. Some street segments require full reconstruction of the existing pavement, while others may require patching or a rehabilitation type of replacement effort. Visit cityofnovi.org to view the street segments and a projected status of each

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.

* Crescent Boulevard Reconstruction (from Novi Road to Town Center Drive)
* 2016 Chip Seal Program
* Karim Boulevard Reconstruction (from Grand River to 10 Mile)
* 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.