Multi-million dollar construction project slated for M-59 in Macomb County

Posted at 3:57 PM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 16:32:13-05

With the spring-like temperatures, comes the reminder of the "orange barrel" season. That means construction.

One of the first major construction projects is set to start next month on Hall Road.

A $63 million reconstruction project will start as early as next week. It will take two years to complete.

Crews will be working to reconstruct nearly four miles of Hall Road, which goes through Sterling Heights, Utica, Clinton, Macomb and Shelby townships.

Phase one will start this year from M-53 to Garfield Road. That will last until mid October.

Phase two will start next year, from Garfield Road to Romeo Plank Road.

MDOT will put the latest detailed information on

Construction will be round the clock, seven days a week, but expect three lanes to be open during the day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This plan is meant to help drivers access the businesses along M-59.

"It is such a busy route," said Diane Cross of MDOT. "It really has freeway quantity traffic with hundreds and driveways coming in and out of that stretch between the malls and all of the businesses, the hospital and college."

The entire project is expected to be compete by October of 2018.