250 booths of homemade items available at upcoming Saline Craft Show
SALINE, MI -- Get ready to shop more than 250 booths at the upcoming Saline Craft Show. The one-day show is 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple Road. The list of what’s being offered is “endless,” Cheryl Hoeft, event promoter, said. This is the Saline Craft Show’s 35th year after Hoeft, a former Saline Areas Schools teacher, started the event as a way to give its proceeds to student groups who volunteer. “(I was) doing my homework to find out .. the way to do it right.”To learn more about the event, visit Saline Craft Show’s website or social media.mlive.com
Boil water advisory lifted for parts of Flint, Mundy townships
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- A boil water advisory for neighborhoods near a water main break on Maple Road has been lifted. County officials issued the advisory on Saturday, Oct. 8, the day after a break in the water line that services the neighborhoods near it. Related: Mundy, Flint townships under boil water advisory after main break“With regards to the water main break itself ... crews have successfully bypassed the affected 30-inch water line, and maintained water pressure to all residents in the area,” the county said in its announcement. “The possibility of periodic disruptions remains while repairs continue over the next week.”If residents experience temporary reduced water pressure or discoloration, they should run their lines for two to three minutes when water service is restored, the county said. Residents with questions or concerns related to their water can contact the Drain Commissioner’s Office at 810-732-7870.mlive.com
Months-long construction on Ann Arbor’s Scio Church Road starting soon
ANN ARBOR, MI — A big stretch of Scio Church Road in Ann Arbor is about to undergo months of construction. City Council voted unanimously this week to OK a roughly $2 million construction contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the project, which involves resurfacing the roadway from Seventh Street to Maple Road.mlive.com
Ann Arbor’s sale of Maple Road site sets stage for affordable housing
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor is selling a piece of city-owned property to local nonprofit Avalon Housing, setting the stage for more affordable housing coming to Maple Road. City Council voted 10-0 last week to approve the $260,000 sale of the 1.15-acre site at 1146 S. Maple Road to Avalon, a major provider of affordable housing in Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor and Avalon officials gathered with community members last September to celebrate Hickory Way as the first development funded in part by the city’s new affordable housing tax. Given the challenges of developing affordable housing and securing financing, including low-income housing tax credits, options for two 90-day extensions are included in the agreement, he said. The city’s community services staff and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development support the sale of the property to Avalon to expand the supply of affordable housing in the city, McDonald said.mlive.com
2 historic Ann Arbor-area bridges closing for maintenance
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - Rehabilitation work on two wrought-iron bridges across the Huron River dating back to the late 1800s is slated to get underway on July 6, closing the structures to all traffic. The metal truss bridges at East Delhi Road in Scio Township and Maple Road in Ann Arbor Township, both along Huron River Drive, will receive a new coat of paint and other maintenance work this summer, thanks to a Washtenaw County Road Commission project.mlive.com
19-building Ann Arbor apartment development underway on city’s west side
ANN ARBOR, MI — One of the biggest residential developments on Ann Arbor’s west side in years is now underway. Crews have been busy clearing and grading the 20-acre site next to the Grace Bible Church at the intersection of Maple Road and Pauline Boulevard, removing trees and other vegetation and installing underground utilities, setting the stage for a 253-unit apartment complex to take shape.mlive.com
Water main work, Michigan Avenue reconstruction to affect traffic in Saline
SALINE, MI - Traffic on a section of East Michigan Avenue running through Saline will be the affected by two infrastructure projects beginning this month and stretching through the summer. That will let officials complete a roughly $1 million water main-lining project, running through the end of April. The water main itself is not directly under Michigan Avenue, but beside it. Saline is acting quickly to complete the required maintenance ahead of a Michigan Department of Transportation project also targeting a 1.9-mile stretch of East Michigan Avenue, U.S. 12 running through Saline, for reconstruction this summer. It will also involve work on sidewalk ramps, signal detection and new pavement markings, the presentation said, and is separate from a planned Michigan Avenue project nearby in Pittsfield Township.mlive.com
Ann Arbor Dollar Tree closes ‘until further notice’ after manager quits
A sign posted at an Ann Arbor Dollar Tree, 325 N. Maple Road, announces its closure on Jan. 20, 2022.Jordyn Pair | firstname.lastname@example.orgANN ARBOR, MI — An Ann Arbor Dollar Tree has abruptly closed, according to a sign posted on its door Thursday, Jan. 20. I’m sorry,” reads a notice posted to the door, signed “the only manager.”The store is located at 325 N. Maple Road. Dollar Tree cited the rising cost of goods and store operations as the reason for the increase. Dollar Tree did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Maple Road store is typically open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, with closures on Sunday and Tuesday, according to a notice on the door.mlive.com
Police: Drunk woman hits security guard with can of Red Bull at Troy restaurant; boyfriend drives drunk
Police said a couple was getting very drunk one night at a Troy bar when a Dearborn woman struck a security guard with a can of Red Bull. Her boyfriend later drove to the police station on a flat tire while highly intoxicated, officers said.
Woman reports fake shooting in hopes Troy police wouldn’t arrest her boyfriend during traffic stop
A Madison Heights woman called 911 and reported a fake shooting in the hopes that Troy officers would respond to the more serious crime and not arrest her boyfriend during a traffic stop, authorities said.
Chip seal work set to take place in two Genesee County communities
FLINT, MI -- The Genesee County Road Commission has announced that the 2021 Chip Seal Program will continue starting Tuesday, July 27. The following roads will be affected:Elms Road (between Corunna Road and Lennon Road), in Flint Township, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Elms Road (from Swartz Creek city limit to Maple Road), in Flint Township, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morrish Road (from Swartz Creek city limit to Grand Blanc Road) in Gaines Township, from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.Open lanes of traffic will be flagged through the construction zone and traffic may be temporarily detoured on some roadways. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route. Read more on MLive:Jersey Mike’s in Davison Township set to open this weekJudge orders return of Shiawassee COVID-19 hazard pay until new public voteShiawassee County commissioners give themselves $65K in COVID-19 hazard paymlive.com
Water main break damage closes Maple Road in Ann Arbor until August
ANN ARBOR, MI-- The water main break on Maple Road in Ann Arbor caused extensive damage that will close the road until at least early August. The 20-inch in diameter main break was followed by a boil water advisory on June 22. RELATED: Ann Arbor boil water advisory lifted after testing finds no contaminationHowever, Maple Road was severely damaged and will remain closed in both directions until emergency reconstruction of it between Jackson and Dexter avenues is complete. RELATED: ‘They don’t know we’re here.’ Closed road makes Ann Arbor football firework fundraiser hard to findNorthbound traffic is being detoured east on Jackson Avenue and West Huron Street, north on North Seventh Street and west on Miller Avenue, then back to Maple Road. Southbound traffic is being detoured east on Dexter Avenue and then west on Jackson Avenue back to Maple Road heading south.mlive.com
Water main break causes Ann Arbor boil water advisory, road closure
ANN ARBOR, MI-- The city of Ann Arbor has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for some Ann Arbor residents after a water main break. Ann Arbor residents in the area bounded by Jackson Avenue, S. Maple Road, Pauline Boulevard, W. Liberty Street and I-94, including Westgate Shopping Center, are included on this advisory. Water used for pets and things like brushing teeth, washing foods and making ice needs to be boiled, officials said. Water used for bathing, laundry and lawn irrigation does not need to be boiled. READ MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Canton Police officer shot and killed by son in Brighton home, police sayPolice looking for suspect recorded breaking into Howell-area store, stealing itemsAnn Arbor music festival looking for dancers, musicians and comediansTheRide bus service throughout Ann Arbor area limited for July 4 holidaymlive.com
Portion of Maple Road in Burton to close for railroad crossing repairs
BURTON, MI -- A one-mile stretch on Maple Road in Burton will close for a five-day period next week for railroad crossing repairs. A section of Maple Road between Dort Highway and Center Road at the railroad crossing will be shut down for the repairs. The road will be closed at 6 a.m. Monday, June 14 and is anticipated to reopen by 5 p.m. Friday, June 18, according to a news release from the Genesee County Road Commission. Motorists are advised to follow posted detour routes. Anyone with questions may contact the city of Burton Department of Public Works at 810-742-9230.mlive.com
Vehicle involved in fatal pedestrian incident in Birmingham owned by Bloomfield Township, attorney says
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – A vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian incident in Birmingham last month was owned by Bloomfield Township and driven by a township employee, according to Bloomfield Township attorney Derk Beckerleg. Beckerleg addressed the investigation, confirming an employee was involved in the incident while in a township vehicle. Police aren’t releasing her name while the incident remains under investigation. “The township at this time will not be commenting any further on the details of this matter,” Beckerleg said. Birmingham police said they’re still waiting on toxicology reports for both the pedestrian hit and the driver.
30-year-old Birmingham man killed at intersection of Maple Road and Coolidge Highway
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – A driver called police and reported that she struck a pedestrian in Birmingham on Tuesday at 3:30 a.m., police said. She told police she drove through the intersection of Maple Road and Coolidge Highway on a green light when she struck a pedestrian. A 30-year-old man from Birmingham was killed, according to police. The South Oakland County Crash Investigation Team (SOCCIT) was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. Anyone who witnessed what happened should contact the Birmingham Police Department at 248-530-1870.
Family of man killed in Birmingham hit-and-run won’t stop demanding answers until arrest is made
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – The family of a man killed by a hit-and-run driver in Birmingham said they aren’t going to stop demanding answers until an arrest has been made in the case. Wesley Stamps, 40, was crossing Woodward Avenue near Maple Road just before 2 a.m. Aug. 8 when he was struck and killed, police said. His son was well-known in Birmingham, and chose to live in the streets, according to the family. “If you know that car, if you worked on that vehicle, just call and let us know,” Ramsey said. “It’s never too late to do the right thing,” Stamps' sister, Tara Gail, said.
Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield fully functional, providing care despite power interruption
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – Late this Monday morning, a utility contractor working on a public infrastructure upgrade on the easement near Maple Road hit the main power line that supplies electrical power to the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital campus. The hospital is fully functional and providing care for patients. If their condition warrants, some patients may be transferred to Henry Ford Hospital. We will update the community when the main power line is restored and all operations return to normal. We continue to provide safe, quality care to our community at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.”
Beloved homeless man killed in Birmingham hit-and-run crash
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. A homeless man beloved by business owners in Birmingham was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the road, police said. Birmingham police said the man was killed overnight Friday while crossing Woodward Avenue at Forest Avenue, near Maple Road. The 40-year-old man lived in Birmingham for more than a decade, business owners said. Come in for breakfast through lunch, just be here.Often the man, whose family lives in Southfield, would try to pay. Police said the man was crossing Woodward Avenue south of a crosswalk when an SUV plowed into him.
Birmingham police investigating fatal hit-and-run on Woodward Avenue
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that happened near the intersection of Woodward and Forest avenues in Birmingham. According to authorities, the crash happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday when a 40-year-old man from Southfield was crossing Woodward Avenue. Police said a vehicle -- believed to be a dark colored Chevrolet Traverse -- traveling northbound struck the man, briefly stopped, then fled the scene eastbound on Maple Road. Police said the man was not using a crosswalk at the time. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Birmingham Police Department at 248-530-1870 or 248-530-1770.
Maple, Middlebelt intersection in West Bloomfield Township reopens with roundabout complete
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has opened the Maple Road and Middlebelt Road intersection in West Bloomfield Township, which had been closed for the completion of the roundabout at the intersection. The roundabout was opened for the winter, with work resuming in the spring. For the work this year, Maple Road has been closed at Middlebelt Road. The approximately $6.6 million safety-improvement project was funded with a mix of federal and local dollars. Local funding was shared by RCOC, West Bloomfield Township and Oakland County general government through the Tri-Party Program.
Maple Road to close for I-75 bridge work Friday
TROY, Mich. Maple Road under I-75 will be closed Friday night for bridge work. Maple Road will be closed in both directions beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and is expected to reopen by 9 a.m. Saturday as crews from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) work on the bridge above. Eastbound traffic will be rerouted to Stephenson Highway, Big Beaver and John R. roads. Westbound Maple Road traffic will be directed to John R., Big Beaver and Rochester roads. MDOT says I-75 traffic should not be impacted.
Pasture bedtime? Police return horse found standing in road in West Bloomfield
DETROIT – There will be no horsin’ around after dark, especially in West Bloomfield. Police in West Bloomfield found a horse just standing in the middle of Middlebelt Road near Maple Road early Wednesday morning. Officers took the horse down the old town road, back to its pasture. Nothing to see here. When reached for comment, the horse said it wasn’t trying to “stirrup any trouble.” Sure, horse.
Police: Man robbed, assaulted by man, woman in Birmingham parking lot
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – A man was robbed and assaulted by two people in a parking lot last week in Birmingham, according to police. Officers were called to an apartment complex on the 2700 block of Maple Road in Birmingham on Dec. 27 on reports of someone being assaulted in the parking lot. Police said they arrived at the scene and discovered a resident at the apartment complex, a 32-year-old man, was bleeding and had a swollen eye. He stated he returned from the bank and was walking in the parking lot when an unknown male and female approached him, demanded he hand over his wallet and phone, and then punched him several times. Birmingham police said the suspects are described as a black male, early to mid 30′s, 6′3″ with a muscular build, and a black female in her 60′s with a skinny build.
Weekend traffic: Maple Road to close under I-75 in Oakland County for bridge work
TROY, Mich. - Both directions of Maple Road will close this weekend under I-75 in Oakland County for bridge work, officials said. The closure is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Sunday and end by 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. I-75 will not be affected by the closure, MDOT officials said. Eastbound drivers will be detoured north on Stephenson Highway, to Rochester Road, to Big Beaver Road, to John R Road and back to Maple Road, according to MDOT. Westbound drivers will be detoured north on John R Road, to Big Beaver Road, to Rochester Road, to Stephenson Highway and back to Maple Road, officials said.
Daytime Closure Of Maple Road Under I-75 Scheduled For Sunday
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Rochester Road closed Monday night for I-75 work
DETROIT - Southbound Rochester Road under I-75 will be closed for ongoing bridge work from 7 to 11:59 p.m. Monday. During the closure, southbound traffic can use westbound Big Beaver to southbound Livernois, then east on Maple Road back to southbound Rochester Road. Beginning at 9 p.m. and ending by 11:59 p.m. Monday, northbound Rochester Road will be closed under I-75. For this closure, drivers should use westbound Maple Road to northbound Livernois, then eastbound Big Beaver Road back to northbound Rochester. The Michigan Department of Transportation said I-75 traffic will not be impacted by this work.
Royal Oak man dies after being hit by car in Troy earlier this month
TROY, Mich. - A Royal Oak man who was hit by a car Oct. 4 has died, police said. According to police, the 37-year-old man died Wednesday, apparently from injuries from being hit. The 74-year-old Royal Oak woman driving the Torrent had the right of way, police said. The woman and her passenger weren't injured. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Maple Road to close under I-75 in Oakland County this weekend for bridge demolition
TROY, Mich. - Maple Road will be closed under I-75 in Oakland County this weekend while crews demolish the northbound I-75 bridge. Crews with the Michigan Department of Transportation will close both directions of Maple Road under the bridge at 10 p.m. Friday. The northbound I-75 freeway bridge over Maple Road is set to be demolished, MDOT officials said. Drivers on eastbound Maple Road will be detoured to Stephenson Highway and Big Beaver and John R roads. Northbound I-75 traffic will be directed to take exit 67 to northbound Rochester Road, then eastbound Big Beaver Road, then southbound John R Road back to 14 Mile Road.