Innovate Mound Newsletter – March 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.
The Innovate Mound project is not just about building a durable road free of cracks and potholes – the entire design seeks to ease traffic in the area, while creating a more enjoyable and safe driving experience.
“When you get to drive on the new Mound Road, you will instantly see the difference,” said Regine Beauboeuf, project manager and senior vice president of HNTB.
Stop less, drive more
First, all of the traffic signals will be modernized and synchronized to make a smoother drive along the corridor. “When you are driving the right speed limit, you will not be stopped at every major intersection,” Beauboeuf said. “That will help decrease congestion and that will also help to increase safety.”
Another benefit of this feature is that it is good for the environment. The fewer times a car stops and starts on a road, the less gas it uses.
EXPERIENCING THE NEW MOUND ROAD
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about the Innovate Mound project that you’d like to ask ? Email us today.
Q: How will this project impact the traffic and capacity of Mound Road? (current traffic vs. future traffic)
A: The new Mound Road will have improvements such as relocating cross-overs and prioritizing signals to improve operations and safety. The roadway will be widened north of 17 Mile Road and will have added capacity with one additional lane in each direction. The roadway is being designed to handle estimated year 2050 traffic volumes.
Q: What are anticipated next steps for the project?
A: The consulting team hired to develop the project is working toward a construction start this summer and will announce the construction contractor that has been chosen this spring.
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