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I-275 update: Southbound ramps to close, one north and southbound lane open through mid-December



MDOT: “Expect major delays during the next two to three weeks.”

Posted by The Huron Hub | Nov. 22, 2022

The I-275 project is beginning preparations to switch traffic onto the newly built lanes of southbound I-275 from 6 Mile Road to Eureka Road.

Crews will be working on 20 entrance/exit ramps and move barrier wall along 14 miles of the work zone.

The work is weather dependent.

Expect major delays during the next two to three weeks.

Scope of the work:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23

The southbound I-275 ramp to eastbound I-96 will be closed to allow crews to safely remove the concrete barrier wall at the ramp and remove and add pavement markings. Detours: take the Ann Arbor Road ramp, then go north on I-275 to eastbound I-96 or take westbound M-14 to Sheldon Road to reach eastbound M-14/I-96.

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29

Southbound I-275 will be open but all entrance and exit ramps between 6 Mile Road and Eureka Road will be closed for two to three hours at a time, with the potential of multiple ramps closed at the same time. Drivers will need to plan extra time or take alternative routes. This includes work at I-96/M-14 and I-94.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30

Southbound I-275 will have one lane open from 6 Mile Road to Eureka Road while crews shift traffic onto the newly rebuilt lanes. All entrance ramps onto southbound I-275 will have closures for approximately an hour at a time. Michigan State Police will be assisting with these closures. Expect major delays.

5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 – mid-December

Southbound I-275 will have one lane open from 5 Mile Road to Eureka Road and access at all ramps. Expect delays on I-275.

6:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 – mid-December

Northbound I-275 will have one lane open from Eureka Road to I-96/M-14 and access at all ramps.

Having one lane open in each direction will allow crews to move approximately 4,000 concrete barrier sections from one side of the road onto the new concrete to accommodate shared traffic.

Mid-December – Spring 2023

Northbound and southbound I-275 will have two lanes open in each direction on the newly built side with access at all ramps.


Detroit Metro Airport continues to see growth this holiday season

Press release posted by The Huron Hub | Nov. 22, 2022

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is prepared to welcome nearly 4 million travelers this holiday season, an increase of more than 15 percent compared to last year. During the Thanksgiving travel period (Nov. 18 – 27), more than 800,000 passengers are expected. More than 1.3 million travelers are estimated to pass through DTW during the Christmas and New Year’s travel period (Dec. 18 – Jan. 2).

“Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport will be bustling with travelers this holiday season,” said Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton. “This will be our busiest holiday travel period since 2019 and we’re ready. We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations each day. The holidays are not any different. Everyone—from our airlines and federal security partners to our janitorial team, concessionaires, and Airport Authority staff—will do our best to make the travel experience as enjoyable as possible.”

This year, DTW completed the final phase of the multi-year, nearly $21 million Evans Terminal Dining Redevelopment Project with the opening of Outback Steakhouse. Customers are encouraged to enjoy the mix of local and national brand restaurants, as well as shop at the terminal’s unique retail locations while they wait for their flights. Visitors to the McNamara Terminal can enjoy the concessions there as well, while taking in the holiday music playing in the tunnel connecting Concourse A to Concourses B and C. Local musicians will also perform holiday favorites live in Concourse A on select days in December. The DTW Dogs Pet Therapy program launched earlier this year. Certified therapy dogs will be walking both terminals lifting spirits and the Airport Ambassadors will be assisting customers who need help navigating the airport.

While the DTW team will be prepared, travelers can also prepare for their trip to the airport by keeping a few tips in mind.
 Apply for the DTW Destination Pass to spend more time with your loved ones. Non-ticketed visitors can enter the post-security side of the Evans and McNamara terminals by participating in the DTW Destination Pass program. Anyone wishing to greet family and friends at their gate or wait with them until their flight departs can apply for a pass the day before the planned visit to DTW at http://www.metroairport.com/about-dtw/dtw-destination-pass.
 Arrive early! Everything is easier when you’re not rushing. During the holidays, the airport welcomes a higher percentage of infrequent travelers who may need extra time. It is important to arrive early to avoid the stress of rushing to your flight. The airport recommends arriving two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. Allowing extra time will enable you to park, check baggage, proceed through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening and reach your departure gate.

 Active loading & unloading at the terminal curb fronts will be strictly enforced.
o Never leave your vehicle on the arrivals or departures curb unattended. Unattended
vehicles will be ticketed and towed.
o The curb fronts at both terminals are reserved for active loading and unloading only and can become extremely congested during peak times. Airport Police will be doing their best to move motorists along to prevent traffic backups. Take advantage of the airport’s short term parking at both terminals – $4 for 30 minutes or less, and $6 for up to an hour.
o Pre-arrange a meeting location with the traveler you are picking up. In addition to short term parking lots, two complimentary cell phone lots are available at the north and south ends of the airport. Please visit the following link for a map: http://www.metroairport.com/terminals/maps/campus-map.
 Don’t wrap gifts before traveling. Packages that are wrapped may need to be opened by TSA, causing disappointment and delays at the screening checkpoints.
 Check your bags for prohibited items BEFORE arriving at the airport. Attempting to proceed through TSA screening with prohibited items in your bag will delay the screening process for you and other passengers. To find out what is considered a prohibited item, visit tsa.gov/travel/travel-tips, and remember prohibited items are more than just weapons. All liquids and gels over 3.4 ounces are prohibited in carry-on baggage.
 Arrange for assistance in advance. The Airport Authority and its partners are committed to providing a welcoming and convenient travel experience for all passengers. Travelers who may require additional assistance should advise their airline or TSA ahead of time. More information can be found at metroairport.com/Accessibility.aspx or by calling TSA Cares: 855-787-2227.
 Expedited screening programs are available. The Airport Authority encourages travelers concerned about the possibility of longer TSA or Customs screening lines to sign up for a trusted traveler program offered by TSA or U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The company, CLEAR, also has a program that saves travelers time. See the links below for more information:
tsa.gov/precheck
cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry o clearme.com

Finally, on behalf of the Airport Authority family, we wish you a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.

Huron School District Transportation Dept. is hiring bus drivers, mechanic

Posted by The Huron Hub | Nov. 22, 2022

The Huron School District Transportation Department is hiring bus drivers and a bus mechanic.

The district says training will be available for all driving positions and that no experience is required.

Visit huronschools.org for all open district positions or call Marleen at 734-782-1418.


Wind advisory: 50 mph gusts possible on Saturday

Posted by The Huron Hub | Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

A wind advisory has been issued for Wayne County on Saturday.

South winds of 30 mph sustained and gusts up to 50 mph are possible on Saturday.

The watch is in effect from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and power outages may result.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


Freeze warning issued for Wayne County

Posted by The Huron Hub | Oct. 7, 2022

Freeze Warning for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI 3:20 PM EDT Fri, Oct 7, 2022

…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY…

  • WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected.
  • WHERE…Southeast Michigan.
  • WHEN…From 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Saturday.
  • IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.


Ribbon cutting scheduled for Thursday to mark completion of downtown construction project

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Sept. 28, 2022

A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Thursday at 2 p.m. to mark the completion of phase two of the Huron River Drive Road Improvement Project in New Boston.

“While the street will remain closed through the weekend to accommodate the annual Huron Township Applefest, it will re-open on schedule to the general public on Monday, Oct. 3,” said David Glaab, Huron Township supervisor.

The improvements to this stretch of Huron River Drive from the intersection at Waltz and Hannan Roads east through downtown New Boston to Kass Street include a total rebuild of Huron River Drive and its sidewalks, as well as the installation of new street lights.

Also included in the project was the removal of the utility poles and wires that clogged the downtown skyline.

The utilities were relocated underground.

“We continue to work toward enhancing walkability and pedestrian safety throughout downtown New Boston while facilitating connectivity with the Metro Parks. Additionally, a much more inviting environment has been created to strengthen existing business and to attract future economic development,” Glaab said.

Phase one of the project was completed last fall and consisted of similar improvements to Huron River Drive from the same intersection north to Huron Dental.


Submit your questions to Huron’s public safety director on upcoming fire millage renewal

Do you have questions about the upcoming fire department millage renewal? Send them to ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com and they’ll be forwarded to the public safety director.

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Sept. 15, 2022

The Huron Hub is hosting a question and answer session regarding the upcoming millage renewal for the fire department that will appear on the ballot in November.

Related: Fire department millage renewal to be decided on during November general election

Answering the questions from the community will be Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

You can submit your questions to The Huron Hub, and we will forward them to Robbins to answer. The answers will then be posted in a follow-up article.

Submit your questions via email to: ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com.

Please use the sentence“millage renewal question” in the subject line of the email, and sign the email with your first and last name.


Huron River Drive construction update

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 9, 2022

Here is an update on the Huron River Drive construction project. This update was provided from Township Hall.

NOTICE – September 7, 2022

Huron River Drive Construction Phase 2

Phase 2 of the Downtown New Boston Improvement Project is progressing very well.

HRD will be closed from Kass to Violet beginning Friday, September 9, 2022. Springline will begin paving the north lane of HRD from Kass to Violet. We are anticipating paving will begin on Saturday, September 10, 2022. You will not have access to your drives for approximately a week.

The stretch of Huron River Drive from Violet to Waltz will continue to be closed until all of the road paving is completed. It is estimated to take about two weeks.

The northbound lane of Waltz will be closed in order to complete the paving of the east half of the intersection. We anticipate the paving of the intersection will begin on Monday, September 12, 2022.

Tentative Work Schedule Week of September 5:

Completed

  1. Form and pave the north side of HRD from Kass to Violet and the east half of Waltz intersection.
  2. Finish grading and installing the stone base on the north side of HRD from Violet to Waltz.
  3. AT&T and Charter completed 90% of the installation of the new underground lines. They are expected to have all of the underground lines installed this week.

Tentative Work Schedule week of September 12:

  1. DTE will begin installing the underground electrical.
  2. Complete the paving of the north lane of HRD from Violet to Waltz.

While we apologize for any short-term inconvenience this may cause, we hope you will share our enthusiasm for much needed improvements to our roads in Downtown New Boston. If you have any questions or concerns during the project, please contact the on-site Hennessey Engineers representatives, Adam Kmiecik at (734) 365-3614 or Charles Smith at (734) 365-3553. You can also send an email to construction@hengineers.com.


Northbound I-275 closing from Eureka Road to I-94 for emergency road repair in Wayne County

Posted by The Huron Hub | July 21, 2022

The poor road condition of northbound I-275, north of Eureka Road, requires immediate replacement of a section of the right lane. The following restrictions will be in place:

5 – 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23: Crews will close northbound I-275 between Eureka Road and I-94 for concrete patching. All northbound traffic will be routed onto Eureka Road.
11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 – 5 a.m., Monday, July 25: Northbound I-275 will have one lane open from Eureka Road to I-94 to allow concrete to cure.
The suggested detour is northbound I-75 to northbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway), then westbound I-94 to northbound I-275.

Reminder:

Beginning 5 a.m. Monday, July 25, the eastbound M-153 (Ford Road) ramp to southbound I-275 will close until late August. The detour is eastbound M-153 (Ford Road) to northbound I-275, then westbound Ann Arbor Road to southbound I-275. The westbound M-153 (Ford Road) ramp to southbound I-275 was previously closed through the end of year.

Current ramp closures:

The southbound I-275 ramp to eastbound and westbound M-153 (Ford Road) is closed until late August.
The southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed until mid-August.
The eastbound and westbound I-96/M-14 ramps to southbound I-275 are closed until early September.
The westbound US-12 (Michigan Avenue) ramp to southbound I-275 is closed until December.
The Metro Trail is closed between I-94/Hannan Road and Ecorse Road through early August.
Westbound I-96/M-14 maintenance is underway from Newburgh Road to Sheldon Road through 5 a.m. Monday, July 25:
The Newburgh Road ramp to westbound I-96/M-14 is closed.