Huron River Drive Roadwork

We're currently in the process of Reconstruction of Huron River Drive between Cornell and LeForge! As part of this reconstruction, we plan to add sidewalks to the north side, upgrade crosswalks at Cornell, Oakwood, and LeForge, and convert a travel lane to a center turn lane, resulting in safer travels for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. 

This project will affect traffic and those using the sidewalk along North Huron River Drive from Cornell to LeForge. A substantial part of the project will occur over 2023, pausing for the winter months and targeting completion in the Spring of 2024. 

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Huron River Drive

(10/2/2023)


Huron River Drive (LeForge to Cornell) construction is ongoing' approximately two weeks behind schedule. Two-way traffic has been restored; the sidewalk is open for pedestrians.


(8/29/2023)



Fine grading is complete on the North side of the Huron River Drive. The contractor will soon start paving the same portion of the road. Also, pouring the other half of the three commercial driveways and remaining sidewalks/ramps on the north side. The sidewalk on HRD between Oakwood and Mayhew is temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic with an Eastern Michigan University contractor. During this period, please walk along Mayhew sidewalk till the project concludes. At this time, vehicle traffic can only travel eastbound with hopes of two-way traffic in September.


(7/19/2023)


The eastbound traffic will soon shift from the north section of the road to the newly-resurfaced south side!  Sidewalks on the south side are now open for pedestrian traffic with minimal intermittent closures as work progresses. Crews will soon be starting work in the northern half of the right-of-way, starting removals in preparation for paving, storm sewer work, and sidewalk installation. Vehicle traffic is still detoured; westbound traffic is advised to use Washtenaw.




(7/6/2023)


Traffic Switch is planned for the week of July 17th. Where cars currently use the North part of Huron River Drive to use the Southern region, where the traffic flow will have access to the Eastern Michigan University North Lot. By this time the area will be repaved. Please visit a photo update of the area.


East Bound traffic along N. Huron River Dr. will remain in its current direction. However, West Bound N. Huron River Dr. will be closed to all West Bound traffic from Lowell St. to Cornell St. A detour will be implemented for commuters to use. Access to all homes and businesses will be maintained from the East Bound Direction.


(6/20/23)



Maintaining East Bound traffic along N. Huron River Dr. will remain in its current direction. However, West Bound N. Huron River Dr. will be closed to all West Bound traffic from Lowell St. to Cornell St. A detour will be implemented for commuters. Access to all homes and businesses will be maintained from the East Bound Direction.


Planned Water Shutdown- Tuesday, June 27 - Mayhew to Cornell, including business center at Oakwood and RiverRain

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(6/7/2023)

Traffic has been switched to the eastbound traveling in the North Lanes; Acess to all businesses and homes is maintained by East Bound direction.  The temporary signals have been implemented at LeForge and Huron River Drive, and the existing signs at the side streets have been decommissioned. The contractor has started to remove the existing pavement working eastward from Cornell towards LeForge.

Traffic Control East Bound traffic along N. Huron River Dr. will remain in its current direction. However, West Bound N. Huron River Dr. will be closed to all West Bound traffic from Lowell St. to Cornell St.  

Sidewalks through the construction zone are currently closed. (Cornell & Oakwood) It is currently recommended that pedestrians use an alternative route through campus at this time.

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