The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin resurfacing work on 8 Mile Rd. (M-102) between Woodward Ave. (M-1) and the Southfield Freeway (M-39), the City of Ferndale has learned. MDOT published a press release about the project on Friday, Aug. 11.
Work is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. this evening, Aug. 14, and run through late October.
MDOT is investing $5.1 million to resurface 4.6 miles of M-102. Work will consist of removing and replacing the road surface, repairing joints and cracks, repairing drainage structures, replacing curbs, and updating sidewalks to be Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant.
Work will be suspended during the weekend of Aug. 18-20, for the Woodward Dream Cruise.
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As part of the preparation for resurfacing, joint and crack repairs will be prepared during overnight hours. Beginning Monday, eastbound and westbound M-102 will have nightly lane closures that will leave two lanes open from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m. Friday morning.
During the overnight work, the westbound M-102 service drive will be closed to through-traffic at M-1 but will have access to northbound M-1. The northbound M-39 ramp to eastbound M-102 will be closed.
This resurfacing project includes repairing the deteriorated roadway, providing a safer roadway, and improving the ride. The cleaning and repair of draining structures will aid in removing water from the roadway to eliminate standing water and slick conditions in the winter. The new ADA-compliant sidewalks will create a safer walkway.
Work will be performed during nights and weekends to minimize the impact on traffic and lighter traffic makes for a safer work zone. Lights will be added to the work zone to improve visibility for drivers and work crews at night. Changeable message signs will also be used to alert motorists as they approach the work zone.
If you have questions about the project, please contact Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, at email@example.com.