Multiple lanes of M-59 close for construction in Macomb County

Posted at 5:29 AM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 05:29:48-04

This morning, rush hour will feel more like a guided scenic tour no one wants to be on in Macomb County as tens of thousands of drivers using M-59 deal with multiple lane closures beginning at 6 a.m. 

Crews will close two eastbound left lanes on the M-53 bridge for about four weeks. There will also be multiple lane closures both east and westbound near Garfield on M-59 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. which are considered off-peak hours

It’s part of phase one of a $60 million reconstruction project to replace asphalt, upgrade ramps sidewalks signs and intersections.

It’s a hassle, but it's all in an effort to make M-59 safer and allow for traffic to flow smoother.