Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation cites several construction projects this weekend on I-94.
Wayne County motorists mapping out their weekend travel plans can keep the following construction projects in mind, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation: Source: Michigan Department of Transportation
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation cited road work this weekend on local freeways and roads.
Wayne County motorists can expect delays this weekend on Interstate 94, as construction will prompt a lane closure between Moross Avenue to French Road. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, I-94 westbound will have a single-lane closure from 9 p.m.-9 a.m. Friday and Saturday for lighting and sign work between the two roads. Both directions of Telegraph Road between Van Horn and West roads will also have single-lane closures beginning at 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday for pavement work. In the Dearborn Heights area, southbound Telegraph Road just north of Van Born Road will have a right-lane closure from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, MDOT stated in a news release. In neighboring Macomb County, northbound and …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Construction has been impacted by all of the rain but workers are making significant strides each day on the project at the former site of the Children's Home of Detroit. The Rivers is a retirement village that will include independent, assisted and skill
Several buildings have sprung up on the site of the Rivers of Grosse Pointe site on Cook Road in the last several weeks, including one of the main buildings that will offer independent living options. The Rivers is a retirement village that will include independent, assisted and skilled nursing living areas During a tour this week of the construction site, Tim Kamego, director of operations at Riverview Health, updated Patch on the progress of the project. The 77-unit independent living building is being readied for a roof, which Kamego said is scheduled for May 15 barring any weather delays. The goal is for the units to be open by January, he said. Once the roof is on, all of the interior work such as plumbing and electrical can begin, …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Buick, GMC showroom serving the Grosse Pointes and Detroit on Mack Avenue is under construction related to a complete renovation project.
One of the Ray Laethem Motor Village showrooms is under construction. Renovations to the Ray Laethem Buick GMC showroom began in December, President Jeff Laethem said. The construction is part of a complete renovation and expansion of the showroom, he said. Laethem expects the project be completed sometime this month. The Buick GMC lot is one of three parts of the Motor Village along Mack Avenue serving Grosse Pointers and Detroiters. The Motor Village also includes Ray Laethem Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram as well as the Laethem Collision Center. After construction is complete, the new showroom will re-open, Laethem said.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Little Caesars on Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods is temporarily closed as it receives some updates inside.
Little Caesars in Grosse Pointe Woods closed about a week ago and it didn't go unnoticed. The takeout pizzeria featuring the $5 deal is under construction related to a variety of updates being made inside, Woods Building Official Gene Tutag said. The customer facing portion of the store will receive some cosmetic updates and the restaurant is also updating the hood system for the cooking appliances, Tutag said Monday. Located at the corner of Littlestone and Mack Avenue, the restaurant is notable to passersby as it has full glass windows on the front and side. Ladders and other signs of construction are easily visible from outside. Tutag said he's received a variety of calls from residents inquiring as to what's going on there. …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Part of westbound Lake Shore Road will be closed Thursday, according to the Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety.
Construction will close part of Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Farms on Thursday, according to a Nixle alert from the Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety. Westbound (southbound) Lake Shore will close at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday as crews make road repairs that will last about eight to nine hours. Grosse Pointe Farms will re-route traffic up Warner Road and down Grosse Pointe Boulevard. Eastbound (northbound) Lake Shore will remain open during construction.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Grosse Pointe Woods Building Inspector Gene Tutag said construction to repair the facade of the Mack Avenue commercial property are slated to get underway this week.
After nearly a month, repairs are to begin this week on the commercial building housing Sherwin Williams and the new Mack Ave. Grille where the bricks fell from the side of the building early June 7. Grosse Pointe Woods Building Inspector Gene Tutag said he checked in with the owner of the building, a Grosse Pointe Farms resident, late last week. Repair crews are expected to begin work this week, Tutag said. In the meantime, both businesses will remain closed until officials are able to ensure it is safe for people to be inside and even near the building. Tutag said officials have had to put tape up repeatedly as it has gotten blown down, taken down or even moved. Tutag said the problem related to corroded ties that are used to secure the …
The portion of Lake Shore Road that travels north from Vernier Road leading to St. Clair Shores is lined in orange barrels as a resurfacing project gets under way.
Orange barrels lininig Lake Shore Road will remain as a contractor works to repair and resurface the only stretch of the roadway that is not considered a county road. The project is heavily funded by a federal grant with a small contribution from Grosse Pointe Shores and will allow for the section of the well-traveled road to be brought up to similar conditions that exist in the other Grosse Pointes. Construction technically started June 18, which is when the barrels and other construction equipment began showing up on the roadway. Some residents questioned why the Shores would take on such a large project considering the ever-tightening purse strings. During the last council meeting, Councilwoman Kay Felt said the project may be happening…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Construction on a store front on the Hill is underway for a future shoe store slated to open later this year. The project has received approval from Grosse Pointe Farms officials.
The future store will feature shoes and accessories and will be in a former portion of the League Shop on the Hill. The development is being pursued by Gretchen Valade, who also opened Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe and Morning Glory Coffee Shop and Pastries in the same business district in Grosse Pointe Farms. The city council approved the site plan request and a building permit has been issued to Tom Robinson, owner of Blackstar Inc., who will be changing the facade of the storefront. The store will have boxed planters lining the front window as well as some changes to the top portion previously covered by an awning. The columns outlining the ends of the storefront will be replaced as well, using a material that will be free from rotting, …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The final beam for the outline of the future Neighborhood Club was signed by board members and employees early Friday and then installed. The beam completes the framing of the building, which will likely begin being bricked with about a month.
About 30 people gathered on the construction site of the future Neighborhood Club early Friday for a ceremonial signature/beam installation of the final beam for the building frame. Permanent markers were used by Neighborhood Club board members and employees, City of Grosse Pointe employees, Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Boettcher, Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe officials and others to sign the final beam. After a series of group pictures with the beam, construction workers installed the final beam, which garnered hoots, hollers and applause. Kathy Eisengruber, Development Director for the Neighborhood Club, said the completion date is on track to be January 2013. Some of whether that deadline is met is …