In February 2021, the Novi Roads Committee (formed in December 2019) presented a Road Report to City Council that focused on developing a plan to prioritize road projects to maintain safety, improve road conditions and traffic flow, and explore funding opportunities. The Road Report will be used as a benchmarking document for future road improvements.
In general, Novi has about $11 million of funds dedicated to the roads per year. The City expends between $2-3 million for maintenance, leaving $7-9 million targeted for capital expenditures for road improvements and non-motorized projects. Novi driver experience and satisfaction are critical, and working with other agencies to initiate, fund, and execute projects in Novi has been a priority.
There is no singular design prescription for road construction and each project is unique in community context. Projects are prioritized in a consistently changing landscape of revenue/budget/funding sources, development and constructability, and any other capital improvements that align with road construction.
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All construction will be performed half-width at a time. No detours are expected. Motorists should expect longer delays while daytime work progresses. Residents located in the work zone on the side being worked on, may not have access to their driveways until the concrete has been poured and cured. Park Ridge Road will have a southbound only detour set up for the duration of that street.
After today, all concrete in the Bristol Corners Subdivision (Norwich Drive, South Lake Drive and Sterling Drive) will have been poured. The contractor is just finishing up on pouring the last driveway aprons on South Lake Drive and Sterling Drive. Restoration has also begun in Bristol Corners. Cider Mill Road, east of Beck Road is now complete and fully reopened to traffic. Removals are continuing on Park Ridge Road. The contractor will be ready to pour the first segment of the northbound lane this week, beginning at Cherry Hill Road.
Prime Contractor: DiLisio Contracting, Inc.
Start: June 14, 2021
End: August 13, 2021
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has developed a project to replace large segments of the existing concrete at the Novi Road and Grand River Avenue intersection. This intersection will be undertaken along with six other large concrete panel replacement street segments located throughout the City of Troy.
The contractor has not been selected yet, so a traffic control plan has yet to be approved. Initial thoughts foresee the need to close and not allow left turns at the intersection. Also, lanes may have to be closed during concrete pouring operations and other lanes closed in order for the concrete to be cured. Detours will most likely be Crescent Boulevard, Town Center Boulevard, Main Street, Flint Street and Bond Street to get around the intersection.
Click here for Stage 1 Map
The contractor has now shifted traffic on Novi Road and Grand River to Stage 2. Over the next week, the contractor will be sawcutting and removing existing deteriorated concrete on the northbound Novi Road lanes and the westbound Grand River Avenue lanes, east of Novi Road. If you can avoid this intersection and immediate surrounding area…do it! Otherwise, plan ahead and give yourselves adequate time for possible delays, even when using the prescribed detours.
Prime Contractor: Not Yet Awarded
Start: September 15, 2021
End: October 1, 2022
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will have a contractor under contract to construct a 'Flex Route' lane using the existing median shoulder, on-ramp metering, and variable speed advisories/travel information message boards within the project limits. The median shoulders will be reconstructed to be used as an additional lane during peak travel periods, special events, maintenance activities, and incidents/crashes. The ramp meters or ramp signals will consist of a two-section signal light (red and green only, no yellow) together with a signal controller, that will regulate the flow of traffic entering the freeway. This system is very similar to the US-23 flex route installed outside Ann Arbor.
Flex route tutorial video
It is expected that the contractor will need to shift traffic over to the right lane(s) on both the eastbound and westbound sides of I-96. Please watch speeds in the work zone which may be down to 45 mph in tight work zones.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late fall of 2021 or early spring of 2022, beginning at Kent Lake Road.
Temporary road closures (parades, races, etc.) will be posted here.
Festival of Chariots 2021
Date: August 15, 2021
Road Closure Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Road Closure: 10 Mile between Civic Center and Taft, Taft between 10 Mile and Nine Mile
Permit - Festival of Chariots 2021
North Hills Estate Block Party
Date: August 29, 2021
Road Closure Time: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Road Closure: Woodside Court
Permit - North Hills Estate
Mystic Forest Subdivision Picnic
Date: September 18, 2021,
Rain Date: September 25, 2021
Road Closure Time: 10:30am - 11:00pm
Road Closure: Castlewood Drive
Permit - Mystic Forest Subdivision Picnic
Ever wonder how a pothole is formed and why it seems to reappear from one year to the next?
The main culprit is water: precipitation in the form of snow, ice and rain seeps into cracks in the pavement surface, freezes, and expands the pavement and underlying roadbed material. When temperatures rise above freezing, the water melts and creates a void or cavity in the pavement. The pothole is created when vehicles drive over the cavity, crack the pavement and loosen roadbed material. The pothole gets significantly worse as more precipitation events and freeze/thaw cycles occur throughout the late winter/early spring months.
The City of Novi Department of Public Works (DPW) works diligently to repair these nuisances on Novi roadways. Crews are constantly patrolling for and repairing potholes. DPW’s goal is to have reported potholes on major roads patched within 24 hours, and within 2 days for local/neighborhood streets. Community members should note that DPW works in partnership with the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) on the County’s major roads in Novi: Grand River Avenue, Novi Road, Ten Mile Road, Twelve Mile Road, Haggerty Road, Eight Mile Road, Napier Road, Pontiac Trail, and Fourteen Mile Road.
To report a pothole on any roadway in Novi, contact the Department of Public Works at 248-735-5640. Regular office hours are 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday. You can also click here to send an email notification.
To report a pothole on one of RCOC’s major roads listed above, click here to complete and submit a problem report form .
Below is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions as it pertains to road construction in the City of Novi. If your question is not on this list, feel free to shoot us an email at email@example.com.
Q - Will the contractor work in front of my house on weekends?
Q - Will I always have access to my driveway?
Q - Will my driveway be replaced along with this project?
Q - What if I want to replace my entire driveway?
Q - Will delivery or removal service be disrupted (mail service, UPS/FedEx and trash service)?
Q - Where will I be able to pick up my mail?
Q - Will the areas of my lawn that are disturbed be replaced?
Q - Will I lose water or sanitary sewer service during construction?
Q - Will you be repairing or replacing sidewalks in front of my property along with this street construction?
Q - Will the school bus pick up my children up at the same location?
Q - Where can I park my car(s) while access to my driveway is closed?
Q - How are landscaping features and lawn irrigation systems dealt with during construction?
Q - Will the contractor work in front of my house on weekends?
The project work hours (based on the City’s ordinances) are: Monday - Saturday, 7a.m. - 7p.m. Any variations from this need prior approval from the City’s Engineering Division and Building Official.
Any non-compliant items that are not removed by the homeowner, will be removed by the City’s contractor and placed on the homeowner’s property. Non-compliant items will not be reinstalled by the City. The City’s contractor will remove and replace compliant items. The contractor will remove sprinkler heads from the right-of-way, bag and tag them by address, and store them for subsequent reinstallation. In some cases, drive approaches may be repaved with in-kind materials (i.e., asphalt or concrete) and standard mailboxes will be reinstalled.