Macomb County Sheriff to Strictly Enforce Traffic Control Device Law

MT. CLEMENS, MI – With the onset of construction season upon us, many Macomb County motorists are experiencing travel delays normally associated with this time of year.

Please be advised that the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will be strictly enforcing Using A Private Drive to Disregard a Traffic Control Device (MCL 257.611). In plain English this means that any driver who cuts through a privately owned driveway, parking lot, gas station or other business in order to avoid a traffic control device will receive a citation if observed by a Deputy. This also applies to construction zones. The fine for this violation is $125.00.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is working to reconstruct 3.7 miles of M-59 (Hall Road) through Sterling Heights, Utica, and Clinton, Macomb, and Shelby townships. Work will include new pavement and improved drainage, traffic operations and pedestrian access. Specifically, there is an increase of traffic violations occurring in the Hall Rd. construction area as well as other areas throughout the county. For more up to date information on this traffic project, please visit movingmacomb.org.

If this is a route normally traveled, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is asking that you look for an alternative route or allow yourself additional travel time. Frustration while driving often leads to road rage which can lead to altercations, assaults, crashes, and even death. Road rage is aggressive or angry behavior by a driver towards another driver. This behavior includes rude gestures, verbal insults, threats, and dangerous driving.

Each person is responsible for the choices they make. Please drive safe, plan your routes, and allow extra time for travel.