A real-time workzone camera is up and running during the reconstruction of the 10 Mile Road/Napier Road intersection to a modern roundabout, as well as the reconstruction of 10 Mile Road from Copperwood to Nepavine Drive on the Novi/Lyon Township boarder.
Viewers can watch the progress of construction via camera images that are automatically taken every 15 minutes on the RCOC website, www.rcocweb.org (click on the “10 Mile/Napier roundabout workzone camera” link at the bottom of the homepage). Site visitors can also view a time –lapse series of all the photos taken since the camera was installed.
Additionally, RCOC will produce a compilation of the photos at the end of the project that will allow viewers to see the progress from beginning to end. “The camera is an educational tool that enables the public to follow step-by-step progress of highly anticipated projects,” explained RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “It is an effective way to answer questions about how such projects progress, and it is in real-time.”
During the project, both 10 Mile and Napier are closed at the intersection. The project is expected to be completed in mid-October.
The detour route for 10 Mile traffic is Griswold Road to 8 Mile Road to Novi Road, back to 10 Mile Road and vice versa. The detour route for Napier traffic is Grand River Ave. to Novi Road to 8 Mile Road and back to Napier and vice versa.
The approximately $6.3 million project is funded with a mix of federal and local dollars. The local funding is shared by RCOC, Lyon Township and the City of Novi. Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township is the prime contractor.