GLWA 54-Inch Water Main Loop

Updated: 7/17/24

Start: February 21, 2022
Current Status: In-Progress
End: August 30, 2024
Road Jurisdiction: Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA)

Progress Updates:

Meadowbrook (12 to 13 Mile) - Meadowbrook Road is currently open to southbound traffic from 13 Mile Road to 12 Mile Road.

Burroughs Avenue at Meadowbrook has been reopened while Brownstone Drive is now closed at Meadowbrook.

Crosspointe Meadows Church and Meadowbrook Elementary School will be accessible for the August 6th Primary Election.

This is still a construction zone so please use caution when driving through the area.

Meadowbrook (I-96 to 12 Mile) - This portion of Meadowbrook Road is fully open, but there are several pavement-related punch list items remaining.

Meadowbrook (11 Mile to I-96) - This portion of the roadway is complete. There may be some intermittent lane closures for punch list work.

11 Mile (Meadowbrook to Seeley) - This portion of the roadway is complete. There may be some intermittent lane closures for punch list work.

8 Mile Road, between Haggerty Road and I-275 – This portion of 8 Mile Rd. is open.


This is a Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) project involving the construction of a 54-inch transmission water main to interconnect two existing GLWA transmission mains at 14 Mile and 8 Mile Roads.

The project was initiated in response to a pipe failure in October 2017 that greatly impacted Novi, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Commerce, Walled Lake, and Wixom communities. This new main will provide redundancies and improved operational flexibility for routine maintenance or emergencies.

Phase 1 began under a different contract in late 2020 to extend an existing 24-inch transmission main along 14 Mile Road, between M-5 and Decker/Novi Roads.

This Phase 2 project was bid out publicly and GLWA awarded $98 Million to the Joint Venture team of Ric-Man Construction and Clark Construction. As an added benefit, the City (through a cost share agreement with GLWA) will reconstruct four (4) road segments: 11 Mile Road from Seeley to Meadowbrook; Meadowbrook Road from 11 Mile to 12 Mile; Meadowbrook Road from 12 Mile to 13 Mile; and 13 Mile Road from Meadowbrook to M-5.


Meadowbrook Road is currently closed to northbound traffic from just north of Hummingdale Boulevard (north of 12 Mile Road) to just south of the Crosspointe Meadows church entrance.