24 Mile Still Closed For Paving, Projected Opening Date is Sept. 9
The newly paved portion between Card Road and North Avenue should open by the end of this week to accommodate 23 Mile Road reconstruction traffic.
The “Road Closed” signs are still up on 24 Mile Road, but not for long.
The Macomb County Department of Roads confirmed to Patch that the paving of 24 Mile Road between Card and North Ave should be complete by Sept. 9. As of Tuesday morning, the road appeared paved, but was still closed to traffic. Detour and construction signs are still up along 24 Mile.
The project began in mid-July and the newly-paved road was originally expected to be finished prior to Labor Day and before the closure of the 23 Mile Road bridge, located west of North Avenue.
Macomb Township Clerk Michael Koehs proposed the paving project in March, anticipating a number of drivers would decide to drive an unpaved 24 Mile Road rather than using extra gas to take the posted detours. The nearest paved roads are 21 and 26 mile roads.
Macomb Township officials set aside $803,492 for the paving work. The county is expected to credit the township its portion of the cost, approximately $321,397, toward a future project.