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Road Work Updates

9069965-largeA note from the Michigan Department of Transportation:

Last year we replaced the bridge over the abandon railroad north of town or just south of Davis Lake Road. The final work on the project will be to complete the final asphalt paving which will start next week 5/20, weather permitting.

To complete this work we will keep a lane open in each direction by shifting traffic onto the shoulder or into the left turn lane.

You may have a slight delay through the area but traffic should be able to move fairly well. The work will take between 3 and 4 days to complete if mother nature cooperates.

We also learned that the road work for M-24 from W Genesee St to I-69 has been pushed off until 2014.

A note from the Lapeer County Road Commission:

Millville at McKeen Road work will start on Monday. There will be a full detour set up (Bronson Lake to Klam to Marathon to Peters).
Buses will be able to get through on Monday and Tuesday, but probably not on Wednesday. We will try to keep them informed ahead of time when they will be able to get through. The project should hopefully be open to traffic again in about 3-4 weeks.

Clark at Turrill Road work will start on Monday. There will be a full detour set up (Turrill to M-24 to Newark). The road project will be completely north of Higley, but there may be guardrail or tree work happening to the south of Higley occasionally.
Buses will be able to get through on Monday and Tuesday, but probably not on Wednesday. We will try to keep them informed ahead of time when they will be able to get through. The project should hopefully be open to traffic again in about 3-4 weeks.

Press Release: Fatal Vehicle Fire

On Thursday 12-13-2012 at 5:51 PM, Lapeer City Fire and Rescue along with Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Davis Lake Road to the west of N. Lapeer Road in Lapeer (Mayfield Township). There was information that the driver was trapped within the vehicle. The vehicle was fully engulfed when emergency personnel arrived and confirmed to be occupied once the fire was extinguished.

Michael Clemens age 49 from Lapeer was traveling west on Davis Lake Road. Clemens was the driver and sole occupant of his 1997 Chevrolet Sport Van. Clemens was paraplegic and his vehicle was equipped with a wheel chair lift ramp mounted on the passenger side.

Clemens stopped his vehicle on the north roadway shoulder of Davis Lake Road. The vehicle was in park and wheel chair lift ramp was within the lowered position. A fire erupted within the vehicle and Clemens moved in the direction of his wheel chair located behind the driver’s seat.

A passing motorist (19 year old male from Lapeer) stopped to render aid. The motorist
unsuccessful attempted to free Clemens from the vehicle before it was consumed by fire. The motorist sustained burns to both wrist and declined the offered medical treatment at the scene.

The investigation is on-going to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The incident
remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.

Project Update on the M-24 Bridge Project

On Monday June 4, 2012 MDOT will be starting on the bridge replacement on M-24 over Plum Creek.  Preliminary work will be performed on Monday and on Tuesday June 7; the temporary signals will be energized for the upcoming bridge work.  The completion date for this work is late October 2012.

This bridge is approximately 1.5 miles north of Davis Lake Road.

Traffic Update on M-24 over the Railroad Bridge

Starting at 8:00 pm tonight (Tuesday May 15, 2012) MDOT will be setting a temporary concrete barrier wall on M-24 over the Railroad Bridge.  This work should be completed by 5:00 am Wednesday May 16, 2012.

In order to set the temporary concrete wall, “MDOT will have to maintain one lane of traffic for both directions” using flag control.

MDOT Bridge work on M24 Starts Today

On Monday April 30, the bridge replacement project over the abandoned railroad will start just north of Lapeer on M-24. Throughout the life of the project, MDOT will maintain two (2) lanes during the daytime.  MDOT may have intermittent night time construction operations and at that time traffic will be maintained using flag control.  When this occurs, additional updates will be sent out.

Between May 3rd and May 8th, on M-24 over the railroad bridge, the traffic lanes will be shifted but will still maintain two lanes (one in each direction).

There are portable changeable message boards running informing the public of these upcoming projects.

Follow MDOT on Twitter @MichiganDOT for more information.