Mound Road is in need of reconstruction so it will look and feel like the state-of-the-art technology corridor that it is. The road is 30 years old, which surpasses the average roadway expectancy of 25 years. Macomb County currently spends $3 to $4 million annually on maintenance and repairs. The total rebuild from 11 Mile Road to M-59 is far beyond a resurfacing project. Below are the outcomes envisioned for the project.
Building a Better Road
- Traffic flow improvements
- Enhanced placemaking
- Unified lighting
- Iconic signs and features
- Non-motorized multi-use path
- Improved pedestrian access
- Improved transit stops
- Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
- Traffic signals and signs
- Connected vehicles pilot project
- Real-time traffic speed monitoring
- Emerging mobility features
Cost and Timeline
- The current estimated total for the project is $217 million. The project received the largest grant ever awarded to a non-state agency from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant, totaling more than $97 million, through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The project will also include investments from Macomb County, Sterling Heights, and Warren.
- A shovel ready design will be ready in 2020 and initiate the bid process. Construction will occur between 2021 and 2023 with final project completion projected for 2024.