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.
Adjust your schedule
There may be traffic delays, so if you travel Mound Road every day to get to work, make deliveries, or for other reasons, now is the time to start managing your travel time expectations. Start thinking about any needed adjustments you will have to make to your routine to ensure you can still get to where you’re going when you need to be there. For instance, will you have to leave earlier for work each day, and does that mean you’ll have to reset your alarm and notify your childcare provider?
By knowing and preparing ahead of time for delays, you can save yourself a lot of frustration and anxiety once the project has started.
Follow for information
The best way to stay ahead of traffic delays and restrictions during a major road project such as this is to make sure you have access to the latest construction information. There are several ways to be in the know on the Innovate Mound project:
- Subscribe to our newsletter
- Follow on Twitter
- Follow on Facebook
- Invite your family, friends, and community to do the same
If you “subscribe, follow, and invite” you will be kept informed of the most recent updates on the projects, including any information on how the most up-to-date construction updates will be broadcast once construction starts.
Plan your route
The Innovate Mound team has laid out their general construction schedule for different segments of the project. Taking note of the schedule and having a backup route to use if needed will help you be more prepared for traffic delays.
The current schedule is as follows:
- 2021 – Dobry Drive to approximately 18 Mile Road
- 2022 – 17 Mile Road, 16 Mile Road, 15 Mile Road, 14 Mile Road
- 2023 – Approximately 14 Mile Road to North of 11 Mile Road
This schedule is subject to change, but it’s a nice guideline to help you start planning an adjustments you need to make to your schedule and route.
While it won’t be completely possible to avoid traffic woes during a major project like Innovate Mound, preparing for delays, keeping up to date on information and planning alternative routes can go a long way to easing any disruption to your commute during the construction process.