MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Mound Road in Macomb County has a reputation for potholes and congestion, but there is now a plan in place to fix these issues long-term.
Over the past few years, there has been some work to Mound, but all of that work was temporary.
Thanks to a federal grant valued at a little under $100 million, the roadway will be repaired for decades to come. The total cost of the project is valued at $217 million, with local funding paving the rest of the reconstruction project.
Construction set to kick off August 2021 and last until 2024. The reconstruction will take place from I-696 to Hall Road. The project will start between 17 Mile and Hall Road, where an additional lane will be added to Mound both northbound and southbound.
There are also plans to make the roadway friendly for autonomous vehicles.
“Right now General Motors is testing fully autonomous vehicles on Mound Road as it is right now, we are going to enhance that and take it to another level,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackle.
Public meetings will be held via zoom Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and Thursday 6:00 p.m. to get a head start on informing drivers as part of the Innovate Mound campaign.
To take part in these meetings and for more information on the project, click here.