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Posted on: January 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City officials announce road improvements to exceed $77 million over the next five years

City officials announced at their annual Strategic Planning session Tuesday a schedule of various road improvement projects totaling $77,539,000 planned to take place over the next five years.

This is in addition to more than $100 million spent in various road improvements over the past few years, said City Engineer Brent Bashaw. Recent improvements include the reconstruction of Van Dyke, M-59, Dequindre Road, Dodge Park Road, 15 Mile Road and Clinton River Road.  


Major upcoming projects of note in 2018 include the resurfacing of North Van Dyke between 18 ½ to M-59, the resurfacing of Canal Road between Clinton River and Saal Road, and Macomb County will be resurfacing Schoenherr from 15 Mile to north of Metro Parkway and includes intersection work.  Schoenherr Road repairs north of Metro Parkway are programmed for work in 2020.


Bashaw highlighted the most ambitious project over the next five years will be securing funding to complete a massive reconstruction of Mound Road. This Macomb County road project would encompass a $217 million complete reconstruct between 696 and M-59 with state of the art material technology and vehicle interconnectivity.  More information on this project can be found at InnovateMound.org.  


Sterling Heights will continue to also spend millions on neighborhood roads over the next five years, funded in large part by the Safe Streets millage passed by voters in 2013 with renewal scheduled in 2019.  Since enacted, this dedicated funding source has helped increase the percentage of “good” roads from 7% in 2013 to 14% in 2018, Bashaw said. The substantial commitment to road improvements over recent years including the next five years equates to almost $220 million and is critically important to bring road conditions up to an acceptable level.“Sterling Heights is leveraging every imaginable resource at the federal, state and local level to fund this ambitious plan. Our residents and businesses expect nothing less,” said Mayor Michael C. Taylor.  


“This is the largest amount of road work ever completed in the City’s history, further stating increased standards and enhanced drainage features will improve the longevity of roads in the future,” said City Engineer Brent Bashaw.


Below is a schedule of roadwork planned over the next five years. Please see the following slides from City Engineer Brent Bashaw’s report at Strategic Planning. For the full report, contact Community Relations Director Bridget Kozlowski at bkoz@sterling-heights.net or by calling (586) 446-2471.

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