Congratulations to the new Police promotions

Shelby Township Sergeants William Wylie and Robert Trupiano were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant today. And Officers Beth Walsh and Jeff Walsh were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Police Chief Robert Shelide addresses the crowd.
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Supervisor Rick Stathakis, Clerk Stanley Grot and Board of Trustee members Paula Filar and Doug Wozniak congratulate the officers.

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Do you wanna build a snowman?

Shelby Township Parks and Recreation department has a contest for free tickets for breakfast with the Easter Bunny. All you need is snow and imagination. Everyone has plenty of at least one of those …

So why not make the best of all that snow outside! Bundle up and get creative with the kids! Build a snowman or other snow creature and send us a photo of your family with it by February 28. Tell your friends to enter too! We’ll post them on our Facebook page and pick a winner to receive 4 free tickets to our “Lunch with the Easter Bunny” event which will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Shelby Community Center.

Send your photo through Facebook or email it to us at shelbyprm@shelbytwp.org. The winner will be announced on Facebook and contacted via email by Friday, March 6.

24 Mile Road water main work to impact Hayes Road intersection

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  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.