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Major 2-year construction project on Hall Rd. begins in March from Romeo Plank to I-94

Posted at 6:52 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 06:52:01-05

There are two major projects coming that will impact drivers in Macomb County. The first is on Gratiot between 11 and 14 Mile, but the second will be on M-59.

In 2016 and 2017, Hall Rd. (M-59) was reconstructed from Van Dyke to Romeo Plank, and now, that work is scheduled to continue from Romeo Plank to just past I-94.

Related: Major reconstruction project on Gratiot Ave. begins in March, lasting 2 years

“There is a ton of traffic, and every day, it seems like there is more and more," Ryan Guzinski, who lives in Clinton Township, said.

Guzinski said there is a notable difference from where work has been done and where work is needed.

“It is going from really smooth to hitting some bumps, some tar going across from where they did some repairs," he said.

Starting in mid-March, construction will kick off to change that.

Crews will be removing the concrete, digging the pavement section down deeper and replacing it with asphalt, according to assistant project manager Jim Petronski.

The work is planned to last for the next two years. The first year will go from Romeo Plank to Elizabeth, while the second from Elizabeth to just past I-94. There will be some lane closures.

“We will be maintaining at least two lanes during the day and then at night, when traffic is a lot lower we can take an additional lane to do some of the additional work," Petronski said.

At one point, there will be a full closure of Hall Rd. It's anticipated to last two weeks, just west of Gratiot, to work on the railroad replacement. It's expected to happen in the fall.

The project is valued at $63 million, and 98% of it is being paid for through bond money under Gov. Gretchen Whtimer's Rebuilding Michigan plan.

There is a meeting scheduled Tuesday night for residents to ask questions. You can join the meeting here.