Road Conditions & Construction Project Updates

Road Conditions & Construction Project Updates

Department of Roads Lane Closure Advisory


The WB right lane of 29 Mile Road between Campground Road and Van Dyke Avenue will be closed on July 17 until approximately 4 p.m. for utility work by DTE Energy.

Scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, northbound M-53 (Van Dyke Freeway) will be closed from 33 Mile to 35 Mile roads for ongoing repair. The closure is expected to remain in place for approximately six weeks. During this stage of construction, 34 Mile Road will also be closed at M-53.

Northbound M-53 traffic will be detoured via northbound McKay Road and westbound Ebeling Road back to northbound M-53. 

Eastbound 34 Mile Road traffic will be detoured via northbound Gould Road, eastbound 35 Mile Road, northbound M-53, eastbound Ebeling Road, and southbound McKay Road back to 34 Mile Road.

Westbound 34 Mile Road traffic will be detoured via northbound McKay Road, westbound Ebeling Road, southbound M-53, westbound 35 Mile Road, and southbound Gould Road back to 34 Mile Road.

This work is part of a $5.3 million investment on M-53 (Van Dyke Freeway) between 27 Mile and 34 Mile roads that includes asphalt and concrete pavement repairs on the lanes and shoulders, concrete pavement repairs to the ramps between M-53 and Van Dyke Avenue, and sidewalk and curb ramp installations at M-53 and 32 Mile Road.

Asphalt preservation work on 30 Mile Road between Van Dyke Avenue (M-53) and Kildare Drive in Washington Township is anticipated to start July 8 and is estimated to be completed in late August (weather permitting). The road will remain open to traffic with intermittent flagging operations in place during construction operations. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to seek alternate routes. The project is part of MCDR's 2024 pavement preservation program (PPP).

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Advisory: Beginning Monday, June 10th M-53 will be set for improvements from 27 Mile to 33 Mile - Expect delays - Avoid if possible

Subject: MDOT Improvement Plan for M-53 in Northern Macomb County

Dear Residents,

I am pleased to inform you that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is set to begin a significant improvement plan for M-53 (Van Dyke Freeway) in northern Macomb County. This is the second major project launched on M-53 this year, aimed at enhancing our road infrastructure and ensuring safer, smoother travel for all.

Starting Monday, MDOT will commence a $5.3 million road project on M-53 from 27 Mile to 34 Mile roads. Motorists should be aware that there will be single-lane closures during the duration of the roadwork, so please plan your travels accordingly to avoid delays.

The planned improvements include:

  • Asphalt and concrete pavement repairs on the lanes and shoulders from 27 Mile to 33 Mile.
  • Concrete pavement repairs to the ramps between M-53 and Van Dyke Avenue.
  • Installation of sidewalk and curb ramps at M-53 and 32 Mile Road.

Additionally, later this summer, M-53 will be closed between 33 Mile and 34 Mile roads for approximately one week. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this closure. The entire project is expected to be completed by late August.

Simultaneously, MDOT is also working on a separate $16 million project on M-53 between 18 Mile and M-59. This project involves resurfacing the roadway, performing concrete and guardrail repairs, repairing 10 bridges, and resurfacing the 23 Mile ramps to M-53.

These improvements are crucial for maintaining and enhancing our transportation infrastructure. We apologize for any inconvenience these projects may cause and thank you for your cooperation and patience as MDOT works to improve our roads.

Should you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Best regards,

Sebastian Sam Previti


32 MILE/MOUND: Additional Turn Lanes with Traffic Lights and new blinking lights.

Powell Road (30.5 Mile to 32 Mile): Road will be fully paved.

M-53 (27 MILE TO 34 MILE): 8.378 miles of overband crack fill, single course chip seal, single course micro-surface, concrete pavement repairs, joint resealing, concrete curb and gutter repairs, curb ramp installations, hot mix asphalt cold milling and resurfacing, and pavement markings. 

30 MILE ROAD: Traffic is being reviewed by the Macomb County Department of Roads for additional signage, speed limit, and traffic study.

28 MILE/VAN DYKE: Turn Signal is being reviewed by the Macomb County Department of Roads.

 30 MILE ROAD (Kildare to Van Dyke): Will be milled and re-surfaced with asphalt.


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You can view Current Road Projects on the Macomb County Road Projects Interactive Map HERE.