Wixom Road Bridge over Huron River

  • Road: Wixom Road
  • Project Limits: over Huron River
  • Community: Commerce Township
  • Comments:  $2.2 million bridge replacement project with 95% funding from the Local Bridge Program (administered by the State of Michigan) and a 5% match by the RCOC.
  • Project includes: 
    • Bridge demolition and culvert removal
    • Tree removal (taking place after March 31)
    • Construction of a new single span bridge
    • New guardrails
    • Paving
  • Contractor:   Grand River Construction
  • Start Date: July 29 (state permits for doing work within the waterway required a late July start due to aquatic species in Huron River)
  • End Date: Late October
  • Detour for vehicle traffic:  Wixom Road to Glengary Road to Benstein Road to Bass Lake Road to Sleeth Road, back to Wixom Road and vice versa.  Detour map:  Click here  
  • Special note:  Huron River will also close to Huron River traffic during various stages of bridge construction.  The current plan is to keep the river open during the weekends throughout construction to minimize recreational impacts. The first closure will happen Sunday, July 29 @ 9 p.m. through Friday, August 3.   

​Wixom Road Photo Gallery:  Click Here


​Wixom Road Workzone Camera: Click Here



Additional Information:

Wixom Road Workzone Camera Press Release

Spinal Column article on the Wixom Road closure (8/2/18)

Hometown Life article on Wixom Road closure (7/27/18)

Hometown Life piece on Wixom Road Workzone Camera (8/3/18)

Wixom Road Project Flier

Wixom Road Project to begin July 29 Press Release

Hometown Life article on Wixom Road Bridge over the Huron River (3/19/18)

WHMI piece on Wixom Road bridge (4/2/18)

WHMI updated piece on Wixom Road bridge (7/21/18)

Wixom Road bridge north abutment with stone pattern

Wixom Road closed, bridge out, state park open and canoe launch open signage

Wixom Road Bridge over Huron River before photos of culvert and wing walls
Wixom Road Bridge over Huron River before photos of culvert and wing walls