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.
- Traffic flow improvements
- Better landscaping
- Unified lighting
- Iconic signs and features
- Improved pedestrian access
- Non-motorized multi-use path
- Improved transit stops
- Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
- Traffic signals and signs
- Emerging mobility features
The Innovate Mound project, located in the cities of Warren and Sterling Heights, Macomb County, will reconstruct approximately nine miles of Mound Road between I-696 and M-59 and add a fourth lane in each direction from 17 Mile Road to M-59. The project includes new pavement, drainage, curbs and driveways, signal optimization, roadway widening, connected vehicle and fiber optic communications technology, enhanced non-motorized facilities, and energy-efficient lighting.
When complete, Mound Road will look and feel like the state-of-the art technology corridor that it is.
Rebuilding will lead to:
The project will transform Mound Road into a user-friendly corridor that is safe for motorized vehicles, bikes and pedestrians.
Mound Road is internationally recognized as a hub for technological innovation. The Innovate Mound project will strengthen the region and enhance connectivity by incorporating state-of-the-art design and smart technology to create a 21st century multimodal corridor.
Mound Road is an economic powerhouse supporting more than 200,000 jobs in Macomb County and across the state. The partners in this project – Macomb County and the cities of Sterling Heights and Warren – are making an investment to create modern, efficient, reliable infrastructure to retain jobs today and sustain future economic growth.
Aesthetic features including new landscaping and unified placemaking will beautify Mound Road, positively impact surrounding communities and improve the overall user experience.