There is still some work to be done before construction can begin on the Innovate Mound project the design needs to be finalized and a contractor needs to be chosen.
The Innovate Mound project timeline for the first half of 2021 is as follows:
- Complete Design (In progress)
- Choose Contractor (Late Spring 2021)
- Finalize Construction Details (Late Spring 2021)
- Start Construction (Summer 2021)
Completing the Design
One of the most important parts of a reconstruction project such as this is the design phase – a phase that significant efforts have been put toward thus far.
“Right now, we’ve completed about 30 percent of the new road design,” said Bryan Santo, director of Macomb County Department of Roads. “We’ve done this with input from many residents, businesses, and others who have shared their thoughts and ideas with us.”
The project is slated to be complete in 2024, and will include:
- New pavement
- Curbs and driveways
- Signal optimization
- Roadway widening
- Connected vehicle technology
- Fiber optic communications technology
- Enhanced non-motorized facilities
- Energy-efficient lighting.
The right crew for the job
The next step is finding a contractor to implement the designs once they are complete. Project leaders anticipate a contractor will be chosen by late spring. “The selection process has already started with a request for qualifications issued to industry this past summer,” Santo said. “The plan is to begin construction of the road project in Sumer 2021.”
It’s all in the details
Once the contractor is chosen – they will provide the stakeholders with key information for the project moving forward.
These details include:
- Project start date
- Where it will begin
- How the project will progress
- How traffic will be maintained through the construction process
“We expect to give you this information in more detail in late spring 2021,” Santo said.
Communication efforts during construction will include traffic advisories and an ombudsman.