Metro Detroit is VERY well known for the construction snarls! I grew up in the area and it made me nuts. I'm beyond glad that I no longer deal with the metro Detroit traffic!!
IMO, Detroit is such a non-desirable place to live that urban sprawl has gotten out of control. The highway system can't accomodate it so the construction lives on. Plus, the more sprawl, the more complicated a metro transit system would become. Me, I live in Grand Blanc and used to commute 65 miles one way to various parts of metro Detroit simply because I can't stand Oakland or Wayne counties.