Special Work Permits
Road Commission for Oakland County Construction Updates
QUARTERLY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
February 2020 - May 2020
1. INTERSTATE RECONSTRUCTION – I-75, 13 MILE TO COOLIDGE
The I-75 Modernization Project, from north of 13 Mile to north of Coolidge Highway will widen and reconstruct the pavement, interchanges and bridges. The project includes the addition of one lane in each direction by enclosing the median; drainage and aesthetic improvements; and noise walls where they meet Federal/State criteria. The project was opened to the “pre-construction” configuration in late 2019 after the northbound side was completed. A single northbound lane closure will remain in place from Big Beaver to Crooks to allow for work on a sound wall north of Wattles. All other lanes of mainline I-75 are to remain open until the project starts back up in March 2020. Various operations will continue over the winter months that do not impact mainline I-75 and may include sound wall construction, southbound tree clearing, slope restoration and drain work. In March 2020, work on the southbound side is anticipated to begin and will require that all traffic be moved to the new pavement on the northbound side (2 lanes in each direction will be maintained on the northbound side of I-75). All lanes of I-75, from 13 Mile to Coolidge, are anticipated to be complete and open to traffic in late fall 2020. A landscaping and tree planting phase will follow construction in 2021. . Follow I-75 modernization progress on the web at: www.modernize75.com.
2. MAJOR ROAD WIDENING AND RECONSTRUCTION – JOHN R, LONG LAKE TO SOUTH BOULEVARD
John R has been widened and reconstructed to a new 3-lane asphalt pavement with deceleration lanes at side streets between Long Lake and South Boulevard. Items of work that were not completed prior to winter shutdown may continue throughout the winter months. Restoration and final project cleanup will take place, as necessary, in the spring and summer of 2020.
3. WATER MAIN & PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT – NAUGHTON, WHEATON, PIEDMONT & ACACIA
The existing water main and pavement on Naughton, Wheaton, Piedmont and Acacia 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 water main breaks that are more common with older water mains. The water main work started in January 2020 and is anticipated to be substantially complete by April. Road replacement will follow and last into June. Final cleanup and restoration will take place over the summer with all contract work anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2020.
4. SANITARY SEWER – WILLOWGROVE, TREVINO TO SQUARE LAKE
A new sanitary sewer will be constructed on the east side of Willowgrove from Trevino to Square Lake. The master plan sewer for this area was recently extended from Hopedale through the Oak Forest 4 site condominium project and provides the outlet for this new sanitary sewer. The construction of this sanitary sewer will provide service to properties along Willowgrove that are currently serviced by septic systems. The project will also include storm sewer improvements for drainage. Construction is anticipated to begin in February 2020 and be substantially complete by May. The existing gravel road will be realigned and a new gravel surface will be placed as the final road surface. Final cleanup and restoration will follow and all contract work is anticipated to be completed by July.