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Shelby Township 2014 Road Projects --24 MILE ROAD UPDATE--


The project to install a 42-inch diameter water main under 24 Mile Road from Dequindre to Romeo Plank roads with a full reconstruction of both lanes of traffic has begun in Shelby and Macomb Townships.


Ric-Man Construction Inc.'s jack and bore operation for the installation of a 42-inch water main under the westbound lane of 24 Mile Road that closed  24 Mile Road between Van Dyke Avenue and Ruann Drive has moved the closure west of Ruann. 24 Mile Road is now OPEN between Van Dyke Ave. and Ruann Drive.


Ric-Man's goal for the segment between Van Dyke Ave. and Ruann Drive is to have that section of 24 Mile Road totally open by Feb. 11. Van Dyke will remain closed west of Ruann to the Clinton River crossing while crews finish the jack and bore process under the river..

Additionally, 24 Mile Road, between Flower Street and Mound Road, will be open to local traffic only while crews tunnel under the Clinton River.


Starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 the intersection of 24 Mile and Hayes road swill be effected by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water main installation. Early estimates place a completion date for the intersection work at roughly March 2.

Eastbound 24 mile Road traffic through the intersection will be open to at all times, and westbound 24 Mile Road will only be open west of Hayes Road.

Northbound Hayes Road will be open up to the 24 Mile Road intersection, and motorists will only be allowed to turn right or left onto 24 Mile Road.

Southbound Hayes Road will be closed indefinitely at the intersection. 

Motorists heading in the southbound direction must seek an alternate route.

Message boards alerting motorists of the closure were put in place Feb. 13, and detours will be posted.

Tentatively scheduled for Feb. 24, crews will perform a similar jack and bore operation under the Harris Drain between Hayes and Schoenherr roads. Plans are to close the road to westbound traffic for a span of roughly 300 feet with the possibility of a full closure of the road if pavement conditions mandate it.

Once the jack and bore operations are complete, crews will begin open trench work to install segments of the pipe under the west-bound lanes of 24 Mile Road.

West Bay Exploration contacts Shelby Township attorney

Shelby Township Attorney Rob Huth was contacted by attorneys representing West Bay Exploration Dec. 16, 2014.

The attorney indicated that West Bay Exploration was seeking to install a completion well in January of 2015 at the drilling site located near 25 Mile and Dequindre roads. The attorney indicated the purpose of the completion well is to determine if the well previously drilled at that site is commercially feasible.

Board amends hydrocarbon exploration/related extraction activities moratorium
At its Sept. 16 meeting, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously passed an amended six-month moratorium on oil, gas and other hydrocarbon exploration and related extraction activities within the Township. 

The amended moratorium clarifies the scope of "drilling operation" activities restricted by the moratorium to include completion, production and other related or ancillary activities and operations.

Amended Shelby Township  six-month moratorium on oil, gas and other hydrocarbon exploration and related extraction activities
West Bay Exploration halts Shelby Township oil/gas exploration, "indefinitely"
West Bay Exploration Vice President Pat Gibson provided the following update on the indefinite halt to the exploration process at the Shelby Township well near 25 Mile and Dequindre roads Aug. 25.

Supervisor Stathakis,
Please find attached a press release issued by West Bay this afternoon (Aug. 25). As you and the Township board have asked, West Bay will be shutting in our well at the end of the week in order to take some time and work with our neighbors to help them better understand our operation.


Patrick Gibson
Vice President
West Bay Exploration Company

Click to view West Bay Exploration press release