Innovate Mound Newsletter – January 2021
Located in the cities of Warren and Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Innovate Mound will reconstruct Mound Road between 11 Mile and M-59. Please share this information with your network and contact us with any thoughts, ideas, questions, or concerns.
One Step Closer to Rebuilding Mound Road
By Bryan Santo, director, Macomb County Department of Roads
Over the past year, the Macomb County Department of Roads has led the team responsible for preliminary plan development to reconstruct a portion of Mound Road. Through research, public input, assessment of business and community needs, and extensive planning, the design-build construction is close to its beginning phases. There are three parties involved in the construction process, including Macomb County and the cities of Warren and Sterling Heights.
We’ve determined key needs of the project and will soon issue a request for proposal to the short listed design-build teams to submit proposal and bid prices to complete the multi-year project. The selected Design-Builder will be responsible for final design and construction of the project beginning as early as this summer.
Our entire team appreciates the community’s participation in our public events and the feedback and collaboration from our local businesses. You can learn about construction updates on the Innovate Mound website and social media channels.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about this project that you’d like to ask Bryan? Email us today.
Q: What are the Connected Vehicle and Fiber-Optic technologies being discussed as part of the Mound Road project?
A: The Mound Road project will modernize all road technologies used along the construction corridor. This will include fiber-optic cabling to connect all the traffic signals and other electronic signage, as well as connected vehicle hubs at each intersection which communicate with automation and other vehicle systems.
Q: Will all the sewers be replaced as part of this project?
A: All of the catch basins and storm sewer cross leads that cross the roadway will be replaced. The major trunkline storm sewers are being assessed and will be repaired or replaced as necessary based both on condition and capacity requirements.
Segment 1 Construction
Dobry Drive to approximately 18 Mile Road
Duration: Summer 2021 to December 2021
19 Mile Road, 18 1/2 Mile Road, 18 Mile Road
Northbound Mound Road over Plum Brook
Southbound Mound Road over Plum Brook
Segment 2 Construction
Approximately 18 Mile Road to approximately 14 Mile Road
Duration: March to November 2022
17 Mile Road, 16 Mile Road, 15 Mile Road, 14 Mile Road
Mound over Sterling Relief Drain
Mound over Big Beaver Creek
Segment 3 Construction
Approximately 14 Mile Road to North of 11 Mile Road
Duration: March to November 2023
13 Mile Road
12 Mile Road
Mound over Red Run Drain
Mound over Bear Creek