AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

New rules to ensure post quality. See this thread for details.

Author Topic: Michigan Notes  (Read 118674 times)

wanderer2575

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1249
  • Location: Farmington Hills, MI
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 07:20:54 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #625 on: July 14, 2021, 09:50:32 AM »

I-75 update:  One lane now open southbound, one lane will open northbound later today.  Two left lanes in each direction plus the center median will be rebuilt first, then the two right lanes in each direction will be rebuilt.  Apparently the incident did not happen near the bridges over Big Beaver Road and they are unharmed.

https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9620-563620--,00.html

Quote
July 13, 2021 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that the right lane of southbound I-75 has opened at Big Beaver Road in the city of Troy.  All lanes of the freeway have been closed due to a tanker crash that occurred Monday, July 12. 

The reopening of the right lane will allow traffic to move on the freeway while crews rebuild the damaged center and left lanes, along with the barrier wall that separates both directions of traffic.  In order to minimize expected delays, the entrance ramps to southbound I-75 will remain closed at Crooks and Big Beaver roads until the repair work is completed.

On northbound I-75, crews will reopen the right lane during the afternoon hours on Wednesday, July 14.  This will allow for the rebuilding of the center and left lanes that were also significantly damaged during the crash.  To minimize expected delays, crews will keep the entrance ramps at 14 Mile and Rochester roads closed during repairs.

Once the repairs to the left and center lanes are complete, crews will then begin rebuilding the right lanes in each direction.
Logged

GaryV

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2069
  • Location: Southeast Michigan
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 07:31:55 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #626 on: July 17, 2021, 01:21:51 PM »

Detroit News reported today that it will take 6 weeks and $1.5M to fix I-75.
Logged

Flint1979

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5579
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Michigan
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 10:12:13 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #627 on: July 17, 2021, 03:04:57 PM »

Detroit News reported today that it will take 6 weeks and $1.5M to fix I-75.
Damn 6 weeks that they could have been working on another project and $1.5 million they could have spent on another project.
Logged

GaryV

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2069
  • Location: Southeast Michigan
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 07:31:55 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #628 on: July 17, 2021, 05:23:14 PM »

Detroit News reported today that it will take 6 weeks and $1.5M to fix I-75.
Damn 6 weeks that they could have been working on another project and $1.5 million they could have spent on another project.

I'm sure they'll get the money from an insurance company somewhere.  But insurance can't give you back time.
Logged

Flint1979

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5579
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Michigan
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 10:12:13 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #629 on: July 17, 2021, 08:26:16 PM »

Detroit News reported today that it will take 6 weeks and $1.5M to fix I-75.
Damn 6 weeks that they could have been working on another project and $1.5 million they could have spent on another project.

I'm sure they'll get the money from an insurance company somewhere.  But insurance can't give you back time.
Yeah it'll be time wasted more than anything I'm sure the cost is covered by insurance like you said.
Logged

GaryV

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2069
  • Location: Southeast Michigan
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 07:31:55 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #630 on: July 18, 2021, 04:15:45 PM »

Logged

WillWeaverRVA

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1714
  • Age: 36
  • Location: Richmond, VA
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 11:31:35 PM
    • WillWeaverRVA Photography
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #631 on: July 18, 2021, 05:08:17 PM »

?s=21
Logged
Will Weaver
WillWeaverRVA Photography | Twitter

"But how will the oxen know where to drown if we renumber the Oregon Trail?" - NE2

JREwing78

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1194
  • Location: Janesville, WI
  • Last Login: Today at 12:39:36 AM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #632 on: July 18, 2021, 05:27:34 PM »

Hopefully nothing happens where the bridge is forced to shut down. As I discussed previously (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29334.msg2616581#msg2616581), it would be a major hardship for the eastern U.P. and a blow to tourism in the region if the bridge was closed for any extended period of time. There's certainly options to reopen ferries, but that would only really make sense for locals or for those whose final destination was east of Manistique.
Logged

wanderer2575

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1249
  • Location: Farmington Hills, MI
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 07:20:54 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #633 on: July 18, 2021, 05:55:19 PM »

The Bridge was closed at 2:15pm and reopened a little after 5:00pm after a search.  Nothing was found.

Logged

JoePCool14

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1869
  • I'm surrounded by IDiOTs.

  • Age: 20
  • Location: Illinois / Wisconsin
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 10:11:48 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #634 on: July 18, 2021, 08:37:06 PM »

The Bridge was closed at 2:15pm and reopened a little after 5:00pm after a search.  Nothing was found.

Gotta love presumably empty threats. Our local schools have had a couple of them within the past few years, and they're incredibly frustrating because they're so easy to make and can cause so much chaos. You do have to treat them seriously, since they could still be legitimate, but that doesn't make them any less annoying.
Logged

:) Needs more... :sombrero: Not quite... :bigass: Perfect.
JDOT: We make the world a better place to drive.

Papa Emeritus

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 41
  • Location: Minnesota
  • Last Login: July 29, 2021, 04:57:19 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #635 on: July 19, 2021, 05:03:53 AM »

^ That's what it looked like to me.  Why did he drift left?  (If Crash_It was driving that car he cut off, we'd have a wonderful video!)

Probably on the phone. I hope the investigation subpoenas his phone logs from his provider.

We've had two fatal accidents in the last couple of years here in Minnesota where the truck drivers were watching porn on their phones when they should have been driving. In one incident on I-94 northwest of Minneapolis, a construction worker was run over after a semi driver going 72 in a 55 MPH zone hit him, because he was focused on porn and failed to focus on the construction zone. The semi drivers, unfortunately, were given relatively brief prison sentences.

I know I'm in the minority, but I feel any driver who kills someone because they are watching porn (or drunk) should be treated the same way as if they'd used a gun.
Logged

Flint1979

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5579
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Michigan
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 10:12:13 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #636 on: July 21, 2021, 05:22:26 PM »

Michigan State Police are vamping up efforts to catch speeders in Metro Detroit. Along I-96 yesterday there was a car that was caught doing 114 mph in a 70 mph zone.
Logged

Terry Shea

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 417
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 11:53:35 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #637 on: July 21, 2021, 10:37:32 PM »

Michigan State Police are vamping up efforts to catch speeders in Metro Detroit. Along I-96 yesterday there was a car that was caught doing 114 mph in a 70 mph zone.
So why did he get pulled over?  Slowest car in metro Detroit? :)
Logged

Flint1979

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5579
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Michigan
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 10:12:13 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #638 on: July 22, 2021, 02:35:02 PM »

Michigan State Police are vamping up efforts to catch speeders in Metro Detroit. Along I-96 yesterday there was a car that was caught doing 114 mph in a 70 mph zone.
So why did he get pulled over?  Slowest car in metro Detroit? :)
I know they issued 133 tickets with the top speed of 115. They didn't even go after anyone under 85 mph either. They plan on doing this on the Lodge, I-75 and 696 too.
Logged

wanderer2575

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1249
  • Location: Farmington Hills, MI
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 07:20:54 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #639 on: July 26, 2021, 09:26:35 AM »

Quote
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public input for a future I-94/Ecorse Road interchange replacement project through a public survey at http://metroquestsurvey.com/eh4r4m (a more basic version of the survey is available at https://www.research.net/r/VV8Z5ML).

The survey will first ask users to rank their main concerns about the area of the intersection and then to rank from the four options that will be described, along with a drawing of what the option would look like.

The main concern topics to be ranked are:
- Improve safety,
- Enhance access,
- Accommodate all users,
- Add pedestrian/bike path (to Ecorse Road), and
- Other. (Selecting Other will allow users to type in their own topic.)

The four options under consideration all include eliminating the left-hand entrance ramps to I-94 and adding full access to all directions to and from I-94 and Ecorse Road. The options are:
- A diamond interchange with signals at the ramps,
- Adding a diamond interchange with roundabouts at the ramps,
- A partial cloverleaf interchange with two loop ramps, or
- A diverging diamond at the interchange.

Within the survey there are concept drawings as well as more details for each option.

This is about a mile or so east of the Middlebelt/Merriman interchanges and Detroit Metro Airport.

MDOT release:  https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9620-564470--,00.html
Logged

GaryV

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2069
  • Location: Southeast Michigan
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 07:31:55 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #640 on: July 30, 2021, 07:31:55 PM »

More travail for I-75.  A sinkhole opened on the nb service drive north of 11 Mile Rd.  NB I-75 is closed to assess any damages.  (I-75 is below grade there.)

https://www.clickondetroit.com/traffic/2021/07/30/emergency-repairs-close-northbound-i-75-between-i-696-and-12-mile-road/
Logged

Flint1979

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5579
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Michigan
  • Last Login: July 30, 2021, 10:12:13 PM
Re: Michigan Notes
« Reply #641 on: July 30, 2021, 09:58:27 PM »

I-75 in Oakland County is basically dead to me right now.
Logged

 


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.