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Department of Roads

Contact: Eric Dimoff

Direct: 586-840-1759

Email: edimoff@rcmcweb.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 05, 2022

Macomb County strengthening bridges with preventative maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement work

 

The Macomb County Department of Roads (MCDR) continues work to improve Macomb County’s bridge network as part of the agency’s Bridge Program. MCDR has multiple preventative maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement bridge projects taking place this year as part of more than $80 million in road, bridge and traffic improvements being made throughout Macomb County.

“From maximizing the County’s investment in infrastructure to securing state and federal funding, our team at the Department of Roads works relentlessly to ensure safe and reliable travel for the residents, motorists and visitors that use Macomb County’s 225 bridges,” said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “There isn’t a bridge we can’t fix if we have adequate funding.”

Work is underway on eight bridges as part of MCDR’s 2022 construction schedule, including three structures that were selected by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to receive funding for rehabilitation and major improvements. MDOT’s Local Agency Bridge Bundle Program, an initiative launched earlier this year, bundles local bridge projects together to make them more cost-effective.

Completed Bridge Projects 2022

  • 33 Mile Road over East Branch Coon Creek (completed in May)
  • 31 Mile Road over Tupper Brook Drain (completed in June)
  • New Haven Road over the East Branch Coon Creek (completed in July)

Anticipated Bridge Projects 2022

  • Callens Road over the Salt River (anticipated to start August 8)
  • Heydenreich Road over the Middle Branch Clinton River (anticipated to start August 8)
  • 26 Mile Road over North Branch Clinton River (anticipated to start August 15)
  • 21 Mile Road over the Middle Branch Clinton River (anticipated to start in September)
  • 29 Mile Road over the Salt River (anticipated to start in late September)

“Between state and county investments, you will see significant work on Macomb County bridges this year,” said MCDR Director Bryan Santo. “We are committed to improving Macomb County's bridge system through a sustainable balance of bridge replacement, improvements and preventive maintenance to limit the number of bridges that fall into poor, serious or critical condition.”

Anticipated Bridge Projects 2023

  • Coon Creek Road over Coon Creek in Armada Township (bridge replacement)
  • North River Road over the Catfish Channel in Harrison Township (bridge replacement)
  • South River Road over the channel to Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township (bridge replacement)
  • West Archer Drive over the channel to Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township (bridge replacement)
  • New Haven Road over the Salt River in Chesterfield Township (bridge replacement)

Anticipated Bridge Projects 2024 and Beyond

  • 25 Mile Road over North Branch Clinton River in Macomb Township (bridge replacement)
  • 28 Mile Road over Deer Creek in Lenox Township (bridge removal)
  • Garfield Road over Harrington Drain (bridge replacement)
  • Raap Road over Fisher Lake Outlet (bridge replacement)
  • 14 Mile Road over Red Run Drain (preventive maintenance)
  • 21 Mile Road over N.B. Clinton River (preventive maintenance)
  • 22 Mile Road over Middle Branch Clinton River (preventive maintenance)
  • 28 Mile Road over Camp Brook Drain (preventive maintenance)
  • North Avenue over East Branch Coon Creek (preventive maintenance)
  • Wolcott Road over North Branch Clinton River (preventive maintenance)
  • Utica Road over Red Run Drain (preventive maintenance)
  • Hayes Road over Clinton River (preventive maintenance)

For a complete list of 2022 MCDR construction projects, maps and information, visit roads.macombgov.org. You can also sign up to receive email and text alerts for construction and traffic updates at roads.macombgov.org. For additional information regarding MDOT’s Bridge Bundle Program, visit michigan.gov/bridgebundling.

Photos and assets from the August 5 press conference on this topic are available here.

Photo 1 (from left to right): Supervisor Anthony Reeder, Lenox Township; Bryan E. Santo, Director, Macomb County Department of Roads; Executive Mark A. Hackel, Macomb County; Supervisor Frank Viviano, Macomb Township

Photos 2-4: 25 Mile Road Bridge over North Branch Clinton River

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About the Macomb County Department of Roads

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