Road Commission for Oakland County Construction Updates
John R Widening , Long Lake to South Blvd.
Dequindre Reconstruction, Long Lake to Beaumont Hospital
- Dequindre @ Square Lake Road Improvement - Closure Oct. 17
DTE ENERGY REPAIR WORK ON COOLIDGE HWY
DTE Energy has the westerly southbound lane closed on Coolidge Hwy from south of Maple Road to south of Industrial Row Drive. Also, additional intermittent lane closures may occur to facilitate construction access. The project is related to an emergency repair and will result in a strengthened and more secure electrical transmission system. Motorists can expect delays during peak traffic hours. The work is expected to last through November. This schedule is subject to change depending on weather and underground conditions encountered at the site.
QUARTERLY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
November 2017 - February 2018
1. MAJOR ROAD WIDENING AND RECONSTRUCTION – DEQUINDRE, LONG LAKE TO BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will widen and reconstruct Dequindre Road to a new 5-lane concrete pavement between Long Lake and Beaumont Hospital. Stage 1 construction started in September and involves multiple closures at the Dequindre/Square Lake intersection through mid-November 2017 to facilitate construction of a large diameter storm sewer and temporary pavement. Stage 1 work will allow underground utility installations to proceed during the winter months. Reconstruction of the road will follow in the spring of 2018. All road work is to be complete and open to traffic in November 2018.
2. MOVE ACROSS TROY – PEDESTRIAN CROSSING – BIG BEAVER, WEST OF JOHN R
Move Across Troy is a city initiative to make Big Beaver more walkable. The first phase of this initiative will be a new traffic signal on westbound Big Beaver, just west of John R, at the driveway to the Troy Sports Center complex. Future work is anticipated to include traffic signal modifications to the existing traffic signal on the south side of Big Beaver for eastbound traffic along with a pedestrian crossing in the median, upgraded landscaping and upgraded bus shelters on both sides of Big Beaver to provide a convenient and safe location for the east end of the Big Beaver Shuttle. Work on the traffic signal is anticipated to start in late October and be complete by early December. No date has been established for the pedestrian crossing and landscaping of the median at this time.
3. CULVERT REPLACEMENT – LIVERNOIS, NORTH OF SQUARE LAKE
The RCOC will be replacing the culvert that carries the Gibson Drain under Livernois Road. In addition to the culvert replacement, the project also includes construction of new head walls and wing walls for the culvert; guardrail installation and paving of Livernois Road over the new culvert. Replacement of the culvert will be completed during a closure of Livernois Road starting on October 23. Livernois Road is anticipated to remain closed to through traffic until approximately mid-November 2017. The through-traffic detour route is South Boulevard to Crooks Road to Square Lake Road, back to Livernois Road and vice versa.