August 5, 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.

Intermittent lane closures will continue this week on eastbound and westbound M-5 for bridge work under northbound I-275 where it transitions to westbound I-96/eastbound I-696. These closures will be from 8pm until 5am the following morning. These intermittent lane closures will end on Aug. 5.

Also, intermittent lane closures will continue on eastbound and westbound I-696 for bridge work under northbound I-275 where it transitions to westbound I-96/northbound M-5. These closures will be from 8:00 pm until 5:00 am the following morning. These intermittent lane closures will also end on August 5.

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
For additional questions or feedback, you can contact MDOT at  or the hotline number at (248) 275-9248.
City of Novi Projects

The City is 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 started work on Monday, July 25 and has the two outside lanes closed (one southbound and one northbound) for construction, and is maintaining traffic on the inner tree lanes. Pavement milling of the outer lanes is nearly complete and the contractor will begin curb and gutter removals and replacement starting early next week. 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 to view the street segments and a projected status of each

The City will be rehabilitating several City-owned parking lots, pathways, and roadways which are in desperate need of repair. The prime contractor (Cadillac Asphalt) is tentatively scheduled to mobilize and begin curb and gutter removals on Novi Way (the ring-road around the City of Novi Civic Center) on August 12. During this phase of construction, Novi Way will be accessible to two-way traffic under flag control. However, once the milling and paving operation commences on Novi Way, it will be done by closing the west entrance off Ten Mile first and performing work on the west half of Novi Way; then the west entrance will be reopened and the east entrance off Ten Mile will be closed so that work can be completed on the east half of Novi Way.

This project involves the removal and replacement of the concrete curb and gutter and asphalt pavement. The project also incorporates new 5-foot wide concrete sidewalks on both sides of Karim Boulevard. The contractor is slated to begin work in mid-August and should be complete by mid-October.

* Crescent Boulevard Reconstruction (from Novi Road to Town Center Drive)
* 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)
* ITC Sports 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.