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Macomb Daily

Closures set for road projects in Roseville and M-59

Road construction projects will temporarily close two Macomb County thoroughfares and a longtime short-cut through Roseville is set to be permanently shut down. That’s the latest update from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), which is overseeing the projects. One is a rebuild of Gratiot Avenue in Roseville and the other focuses on Hall Road (M-59):
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School bus accident leaves 1700 DTE customers in the dark

Sep. 28, 2021 PLYMOUTH VOICE. Two Plymouth area schools were forced to close early Tuesday morning after a school bus hit a low hanging power line knocking out power to some 1700 DTE customers in Plymouth and Plymouth and Plymouth Township. Officials reported that an unoccupied school bus failed to...
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Utica Road crossover permanently CLOSED, with next phase of Gratiot Ave. rebuild underway — What to know

(WWJ) Macomb County drivers should take note of some road closures in Roseville, as the next phase of the big Gratiot Ave. makeover gets underway. MDOT announced that starting today (Monday, Sept. 27) the northbound M-3 direct left-turn movement to northbound Utica Road is permanently closed. Northbound Gratiot (M-3) traffic heading for northbound Utica Road will be directed to the next open crossover.
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Autonomous shuttles coming to Eastern Michigan University's campus this fall

Eastern Michigan University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology announced they have collaborated with Local Motors to bring an advanced autonomous car shuttle to EMU’s campus later this fall. The college invested $300,000 into the car shuttle, also known as the Olli, which was funded by the GameAbove alumni foundation.
Macomb Daily

Bridge approach work on M-53 restricts traffic to one lane in north Macomb

Repairs that are now underway on southbound M-53 between M-59 and 18 1/2 Mile Road will reduce traffic to one lane in both directions until work is done in early October. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced work began on southbound M-53 on Monday morning and are expected to continue through Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. Work on the northbound section of M-53 was scheduled to begin Tuesday morning. Work in that direction is expected to conclude Saturday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.

Detroit's QLine fell short of service goal during reopening weekend

The operator of Detroit's QLine admits the streetcar fell short of its new goal of service every 15 minutes when it made its public return over the weekend. The streetcar, which officially reopens to the public Monday for full service after closing during the pandemic, was temporarily reopened early on Friday and Saturday evening to give people a lift during Detroit's Dlectricity festival of lights.
Detroit Free Press

97-year-old World War II veteran relishes nostalgic tour of Michigan Central Station

The last time Joe England walked the halls of Michigan Central Station, it was 1945. His train had just steamed into the station, returning him safely from World War II. More than 75 years later, England on Saturday found himself standing in the train hall for a different kind of homecoming. Wearing a hard hat and a neon safety vest, the 97-year-old from Westland marveled at the ornate tiles and vaulted ceiling through a web of scaffolding.

Michigan drivers paying $1 more per gallon than September 2020

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Gas prices in Michigan are up once again as drivers are paying, on average, more than $1 per gallon more than they were at this time in 2020. According to AAA, gas prices across Michigan are up 8 cents per gallon compared to last week and drivers are paying $3.24 per gallon. On average, that's $1.07 more than a year ago.

Here’s the cheapest gas in Detroit Saturday

(DETROIT, MI) Depending on where you fill up in Detroit, you could be saving up to $146.91 per gallon on gas. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Marathon at 3199 Gratiot Ave. Regular there was listed at $2.99 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $149.9 at XTR at 968 Ottawa St, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.

RFPs To Be Issued Sept. 28 For Inductive Vehicle Charging Pilot EV Highway

PONTIAC – The Michigan Department of Transportation will issue a Request for Proposal on Sept. 28 for an electrified road for charging EVs without stopping to charge. The RFP comes after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced at the opening ceremony of Motor Bella on Sept. 21 a new partnership aimed at developing the Inductive Vehicle Charging Pilot is a partnership between MDOT and the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification.
Crain's Detroit Business

Letter to the Editor: DDOT could take lessons from SMART

In response to your Sept. 20 story on woes at the Detroit Department of Transportation:. I am personally tired of excuse after excuse. I use Metrolift, and it's a worse joke than the regularly scheduled bus service. I don't understand. Perhaps those who manage SMART can sit in on meetings...
The Oakland Press

Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills work together on road rehab project

Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills are collaborating to repair Butler Road. Paul Davis, deputy director of Rochester Hills public services, said the contractor, Pro-Line Asphalt, requested that Rochester Hills establish a detour to allow the use of the road in Auburn Hills. Rochester Hills staff agreed and coordinated with the...

Car parts spill on freeway after semi-truck crash on I-75 in Lincoln Park

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (FOX 2) - A semi-truck carrying auto parts crashed on I-75, causing the parts to spill onto the freeway Wednesday night. Police said the truck was on northbound I-75 near Dix in Lincoln Park when it lost control and hit the concrete barrier at 11:45 p.m. It also hit two light poles, which caused the trailer to break open.

Detroit sees 17K speed hump requests as reckless driving worsens

Detroit's struggle with reckless drivers features prominently in today's Free Press with a 3,000-word story highlighting the dangers they pose and checking in on a ticketing campaign and speed hump program the city hopes will make a difference. Every week in Detroit, two people die in motor vehicle accidents and...