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Newly constructed Garfield Road opens in Macomb County

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Road extension project anticipated to improve traffic flow and ease congestion in Macomb Township

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – The Macomb County Department of Roads (MCDR) announced that work on the newly constructed extension of Garfield Road, between 22 Mile Road and 23 Mile Road in Macomb Township, was recently completed and is now open to traffic.

“Macomb County takes a comprehensive approach to managing our transportation network by making strategic investments and maximizing our community partnerships to enhance our roadways,” said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “We will continue to work with our local communities to strengthen our transportation infrastructure and advocate for the funding we need to help fix Macomb County’s roads, bridges and transportation network.”

The project included constructing a new road that connects 22 Mile Road and 23 Mile Road, traffic light installation, new drainage infrastructure, utility modifications, and restoration work.

“Garfield Road is an important corridor that provides north and south access through Macomb Township and throughout Macomb County,” said MCDR Director Bryan Santo. “Extending Garfield Road will help improve traffic flow and ease congestion by adding much needed capacity to the transportation network.”

Phase one of the $4.5 million Garfield Road extension project began in May and was completed on time and on budget. The total construction cost included $1.8 million from the Department of Roads and $2.7 million from Macomb Township.

“The Township is thrilled to see the completion of phase one of the Garfield Road extension. It’s been a long process to get here, but thanks to the hard work and collaboration of the Macomb County Department of Roads and the Macomb Township Land Development team, we are now able to open this very important north and south connection,” said Macomb Township Supervisor Frank Viviano. “The extension of Garfield Road up to 23 Mile Road provides much needed relief to our residents as we prepare to tackle phase two and other critical road improvements.”

As part of the Department of Roads strategic investment in corridors of significance and through data driven transportation asset management, MCDR has completed multiple construction and pavement preservation projects along the Garfield Road corridor since 2020, including:



Type of Work



19 Mile Road to Hall Road (M-59)

Mill, base repair, asphalt overlay

Clinton Township


17 Mile Road to 19 Mile Road

Mill, base repair, asphalt overlay

Clinton Township


25 Mile Road

Roundabout construction

Macomb Township


19 Mile Road to Hall Road (M-59)

Crack sealing

Clinton Township


22 Mile Road to 23 Mile Road

Construct new road

Macomb Township

Phase two of the Garfield Road extension project, between 23 Mile Road and 25 Mile Road, is anticipated to take place in 2024 with an estimated construction cost of $8.27 million. Once both phases of the project are completed, Garfield Road will be a complete corridor that will serve the region for decades to come.

For a complete list of 2023 Macomb County construction projects, maps, and information, visit Motorists can stay up to date of what's happening on the roadways by signing up for Department of Roads lane closures and construction updates.

Photos and video of Garfield Road construction operations are available here.

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Eric Dimoff

Department:Department of Roads
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