The project to install a 42-inch diameter water main under 24 Mile Road from Dequindre to Romeo Plank roads with a full reconstruction of both lanes of traffic has begun in Shelby and Macomb Townships.
The Macomb County Department of Roads released a series of new road closure notices as well as a notice that 24 Mile Road is OPEN to ALL traffic between Mound Road and Van Dyke Ave. Eastbound and westbound traffic is permitted between Van Dyke and Mound road, but it should be noted that both lanes of traffic are a temporary dirt road.
A new closure was posted on 24 Mile Road between Mound and Shelby roads just west of the 24 Mile and Mound roads intersection. Because of that closure, left turns from northbound Mound Road onto westbound 24 Mile Road and from eastbound 24 Mile Road onto northbound Mound Road are prohibited.
Plans are also in place to close the 24 Mile and Mound roads intersection from 6 a.m. May 2 until 6 a.m. May 3 as crews work on the intersection. During that phase of work, eastbound 24 Mile Road traffic through the intersection will be open at all times. Also, northbound Mound Road will be open up to the 24 Mile Road Intersection and motorists will be allowed to turn right ONLY onto 24 Mile Road. Southbound Mound Road traffic will be CLOSED INDEFINITELY at the intersection. Motorists heading in southbound must seek an alternate route.
24 Mile Road will remain closed to through traffic at the Newland Drain between Dequindre and Shelby roads indefinitely because of wet soil and road deterioration. Eastbound and westbound 24 Mile Road will be open to through traffic up to the Newland Drain, and vehicles will be forced to turn around at the Newland Drain.
24 Mile Road remains closed to through traffic at the Harris Drain between Schoenherr and Hayes roads. Eastbound and westbound 24 Mile Road will be open to through traffic up to the Harris Drain, and vehicles will be forced to turn around at the Harris Drain.