Road Commission for Oakland County Construction Updates
John R Widening , Long Lake to South Blvd.
Dequindre Reconstruction, Long Lake to Beaumont Hospital
QUARTERLY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
November 2018 - February 2019
1. INTERSTATE RECONSTRUCTION – I-75, 13 MILE TO COOLIDGE
Preliminary work started in late October on Segment 2 of the reconstruction of I-75, from 13 Mile Road to Coolidge Highway. Work in 2018 includes widening and paving shoulders, constructing median crossovers and temporary structure repairs to provide for the eventual traffic shift to the southbound side in the spring of 2019. Temporary work is anticipated to be complete by mid-December. The two-year project to reconstruct both directions of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road will begin in early spring 2019.
2. MAJOR ROAD WIDENING AND RECONSTRUCTION – DEQUINDRE, LONG LAKE TO BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
Dequindre is being widened and reconstructed to a new 5-lane concrete pavement between Long Lake and Beaumont Hospital. All road work is anticipated to be complete and open to traffic by late fall 2018. Delays in the construction due to the contractor lockout may push some construction and restoration into 2019.
3. MAJOR ROAD REHABILITATION - ADAMS, SQUARE LAKE TO SOUTH BOULEVARD
The project will mill (grind off) the pavement surface between Square Lake and South Boulevard and overlay it with asphalt pavement. Widenings for turn lanes and passing lanes at side streets will also be constructed. Southbound traffic, north of the I75 ramps, will be detoured, while northbound traffic is maintained in one lane. Work started in early August and road work is anticipated to be complete and open to traffic before winter. Delays in the construction due to the contractor lockout may push some construction and restoration into 2019.
4. MAJOR ROAD WIDENING AND RECONSTRUCTION – JOHN R, LONG LAKE TO SOUTH BOULEVARD
John R will be widened and reconstructed to a new 3-lane asphalt pavement with deceleration lanes at side streets between Long Lake and South Boulevard. Construction is anticipated to start in November with the underground portion of the project. Paving will start in the spring of 2019. Southbound traffic will be detoured, while northbound traffic is maintained in one lane during the paving phase. All road work is anticipated to be complete and open to traffic by late fall of 2019.
5. WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT - NAUGHTON, WHEATON & PIEDMONT
The existing water mains on Naughton, Wheaton and Piedmont streets are over 40 years old and have exceeded their service life. This project will replace and upsize these mains to upgrade the water and fire protection in this industrial area, while eliminating costly main breaks that are more common with older water mains. Work will include replacing the existing water main located in the right-of-way with new 12” water main. The water main work is anticipated to start in February 2019 and be complete by May 2019. Road replacement will follow during the summer of 2019.