MDOT’s Metro Region will host an informational virtual meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020, 1:30-3:30 PM, to solicit industry input on the project schedule and maintenance of traffic (MOT) for their upcoming I-96 Flex Route Project.
- Full reconstruction of all lanes and shoulders of the EB and WB mainline roadways from Kent Lake Road to approximately 3200’ east into the I-275 interchange along EB and WB I-696, with widening of existing 9’ outside paved shoulders to 10’.
- Installation of an Active Traffic Management System (Flex Lane) from Kent Lake Road to the I-275/I-696/M-5 interchange, including:
- Gantries, lane control signs, message boards, cameras and detection to allow part-time peak-period median shoulder use, provide queue warning and variable speed advisories, and facilitate incident management
- Ramp metering at 8 entrance ramps to help reduce congestion, and to improve travel time reliability and safety by breaking up entering traffic platoons.
- Crash investigation sites along outside shoulders to facilitate clearance of incidents.
- Reconstruction of ramps except easterly Kent Lake Road ramps, Wixom Road ramps and Beck Road ramps.
- Pavement repairs for the existing Wixom and Beck road ramps.
- Rehabilitation of the Beck Road Park & Ride lot.
- Proposed bridge and culvert rehabilitation on 13 structures.
- The project will be an Alternate Pavement Bidding project.
- Click here to view Metro Region’s CPM for the HMA alternate.
- Click here to view Metro Region’s CPM for the concrete alternate.
- Metro Region is currently developing their CPM for the concrete alternate.
- Click here to view the project MOT typicals.
MDOT is soliciting feedback on:
Overall time line for schedule, is it reasonable?
Does industry see any concerns in the order of staging/work with respect to time of year and/or other factors?
Are the number of stages and substages reasonable? Any suggested alternates?
Would industry suggest a different approach/scheme to save time and/or reduce cost of the project?
Other general comments?