Michigan Department of Transportation says Metro Region's 2012 road work is complete

MDOT: 40 percent of all Mich. traffic comes from Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne counties

Published On: Dec 17 2012 12:16:06 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 17 2012 12:26:04 PM EST

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced the majority of the Metro Region's 2012 road work is complete.

The Metro Region serves four counties: Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne, which accounts for 40 percent of all traffic in Michigan.

"MDOT thanks all motorists for their patience during this past construction season, especially those who were inconvenienced daily by the I-275 bridge reconstruction," said MDOT Engineer Tony Kratofil. "Infrastructure improvements are necessary for enhanced quality of life for our residents and assist in providing a stable economic base for growth and job retention."

During 2012, MDOT invested $124 million for 87 miles of pavement repairs and roughly $55 million to upgrade 67 bridges.

Completed upgrades:

Macomb County:

Wayne County:

Oakland County:


MDOT says the M-85 reconstruction project will continue throughout the winter with utility replacement between Pennsylvania and Sibley roads in order to finish the project as quickly as possible. Work will resume next spring to finalize bridge work on I-275 at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing between Ecorse Road and Michigan Avenue.

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