Innovate Mound Newsletter – May 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 construction phase of the Innovate Mound project is getting closer every day. Details are being finalized and the groundbreaking is expected before the end of summer 2021.
This vital and comprehensive reconstruction of the Mound Road corridor will run through 2024. Construction-related lane closures or detours may be necessary throughout the process. Take some time to prepare for the project to:
- Reduce closure surprises
- Increase driver safety
- Keep construction workers safe
While the Innovate Mound team is putting the finishing touches on the project plan, there are also a few things that you can do to get ready for the groundbreaking.
Safety is an important consideration when driving through construction zones. Drivers should be prepared to be extra vigilant to ensure their safety, as well as the safety of their passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and the road construction work crew.
According to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), there were more than 5,800 work zone crashes in 2019. With a large road project such as Innovate Mound, this is imperative to keep in mind.
Here are a few other work zone crash facts from MDOT:
- Speeding causes the most fatalities in work zone crashes
- Majority of crashes come from distracted drivers
- Daytime is the most common time for crashes
- Rear-end crashes are the most likely type of incident
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about the Innovate Mound project that you’d like to ask ? Email us today.
Q: What are anticipated next steps for the Innovate Mound project?
A: The announcement of the Ombudsman and project contractor are expected by the end of June. Construction is anticipated to commence in 2021. The estimated completion date is 2024.
For more information on the Innovate Mound project timeline, visit the timeline page on our website, or review the schedule below.
- Temporary widening of Mound Road from Dobry Drive to 15 Mile Road
- Storm sewer and utility work and widening of the Mound Road bridges over Plum Brook Creek
Reconstruction of Mound Road from Dobry Drive to 15 Mile Road
- 19 Mile Road
- 18 ½ Mile Road
- 18 Mile Road
- 17 Mile Road
- 16 Mile Road
- 15 Mile Road
- Mound over Sterling Relief Drain
- 14 Mile Road
- Chicago Avenue
- 13 Mile Road
- 12 Mile Road
- Mound over Big Beaver Creek
- Mound over Red Run
- Mound over McCoy Drain
- Mound over Bear Creek