STERLING HEIGHTS (WWJ) – It’s already a congested area — so drivers will want to take note of a road closure that will last more than a week in Macomb County.

As part of ongoing work on M-59 (Hall Road), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has closed the intersection of Schoenherr Road at M-59 (Hall Road) for or approximately 10 days. The closure began at around 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21; and it’s not expected to reopened until on 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1.

This will affect drivers traveling within in through Sterling Heights, Utica, Clinton Township, Macomb Township and Shelby Township.

MDOT say the closure will allow crews to safely work through the intersection to finish paving the two left lanes. This closure will allow drivers to access M-59 and use the crossovers to access Schoenherr on the other side of M-59.

As always, access will be maintained to all businesses on Schoenherr during the closure at M-59.

The larger M-59 project is on schedule, according to MDOT, and work is being performed in multiple locations.