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Road Construction

For information about road closures and construction, please see the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) website.

MDOT to Perform Work on Telegraph Road August 1 through November 15

MDOT will be performing work on Telegraph Road this summer and fall.  The project consists of concrete milling, HMA overlay, joint and crack repair, curb and gutter repair, drainage structure repair, and pavement markings.  The schedule for the project is August 1, 2018 through late November 2018.  The project will be in the following three areas:
 
SB US-24 from Orchard Lake Road to Square Lake Road
NB and SB US-24 from Long Lake Road to Square Lake Road
NB and SB US-24 at the Maple Road intersection

The work is being performed in three segments. More information can be found by visiting the MDOT Newsroom. In summary, the following is a general schedule of the project:

Segment 1:Southbound US-24 from Orchard Lake Road to Square Lake Road. Duration: early September to mid-October.

Segment 2: Northbound and Southbound US-24 from Long Lake Road to Square Lake Road. Duration: mid-October to late November. 

Segment 3: Northbound and Southbound US-24 approaching the Maple Road intersection. Duration: mid-September to mid-October.

Message boards have been placed on Southbound Telegraph north of Orchard Lake Road and on Maple Road east and west of Telegraph Road to communicate with drivers. Lane closures will begin on September 5, 2018. Additional detour signs will be installed as the work progresses. 

In addition, the MDOT Mi Drive Map can be used to identify the location of construction and details of the work. Viewers can turn on different layers that show construction information, incidents, or snow plowing.
 
MDOT will be allowing the contractor to maintain double lane closures continuously on Telegraph Road during the project.  Triple lane closures will occur on weekend nights and paving will be performed both during weeknight and weekend closures. 
 
In addition, due to the road construction, the safety path crossings at Telegraph & Hickory Grove Roads, Telegraph & Long Lake Roads, and Telegraph and Maple Roads will be temporarily closed.


South Blvd Between Opdyke and Squirrel Roads on Bloomfield Twp/Auburn Hills Border to Close on June 4 for Concrete Replacement

 MI -- The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close South Blvd. between Squirrel and Opdyke roads (just west of I-75) to traffic on the Bloomfield 0Township/Auburn Hills border for concrete removal and replacement beginning Monday, June 4.

The detour for traffic is South Blvd. to Opdyke Road to Square Lake Road to Squirrel Road, back to South Blvd. and vice versa.  Click here for the detour map.

During the closure, Georgetown Drive and Sheffield Road will be closed at South Blvd. Georgetown Drive residents will need to use Belton Road to Hunters Ridge Drive to access South Blvd. Additionally, Sheffield Road residents can access South Blvd. by using Provincetown Road to Southampton Street.

The closure is expected to last 10 days. South Blvd. carries 13,000 vehicles daily.

For more information RCOC road projects, visit: http://www.rcocweb.org/189/Road-Projects

RCOC to Resurface South Boulevard & Adams Road

RCOC will be resurfacing Adams Road, as well as making drainage improvements, shoulder widening, and traffic signal updates between Square Lake Road and South Boulevard. The project is expected to begin mid-to-late July through October. Two way traffic will be maintained from the project start to August 8.  From August 8 through the project completion in October, only one lane for northbound traffic will be maintained. 
 
The detour route for southbound traffic will be South Boulevard to Squirrel Road to Square Lake Road and back to Adams Road. 
 
In addition, the RCOC will be resurfacing South Boulevard from Coolidge to Crooks and partially reconstructing and resurfacing South Boulevard from Adams to Coolidge Roads. Resurfacing started in June, with traffic remaining open.  After July 4 South Boulevard will be completely closed for culvert repair just west of Coolidge. The detour is Crooks Road to Square Lake Road to Squirrel Road, back to South Boulevard.  After the culvert is replaced, South Boulevard will be open for westbound traffic only. 
 
In both projects, access for homes, businesses and side streets will be maintained. 
 
Additional information can be found on the following RCOC website link: 
Adams Road: https://www.rcocweb.org/440/Adams-Road
South Boulevard: https://www.rcocweb.org/442/South-Boulevard

Manor Road Bridge Project to Start in Late August

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close the Manor Road bridge over the Rouge River in Bloomfield Township to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic for two weeks starting August 27. Preventative maintenance will be performed, including repairs to the bridge, waterproofing and paving the bridge and approaches with asphalt. There will be no work Friday, August 31 to September 4 for the Labor Day weekend. The bridge will be reopened by approximately September 10. Click here for map and more information.

M-1 Project in Bloomfield Township and the City of Birmingham

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is resurfacing M-1 (Woodward Avenue) this year between 14 Mile Road and Quarton Road/Big Beaver Road. Work includes replacing asphalt, improving sidewalk ramps, and modernizing the traffic signal at Oak Avenue.

Work will begin in April for paving, which will require a variety of lane closures and work hours. The project is expected to be completed in August.

Visit MDOT's Mi Drive traffic information website.

M-1 Woodward Ave. Improvements - Birmingham
March 7, 2018

MDOT I-75 Modernization Project

I-75 Modernization Project – Segment 1 Resumes May 15

May 8, 2017

During the 2017 construction phase, two-way traffic will be sharing the northbound lanes of I-75, with two lanes open in each direction, to allow for the reconstruction of southbound I-75, along with bridge replacements where southbound I-75 crosses over Adams and Square Lake Roads. Once the traffic shift is implemented, traffic will be prohibited from using the eastbound Square Lake Road entrance ramp to northbound I-75. Traffic will be directed to M-59 to access northbound I-75.

Other ramp closures include the northbound I-75 exit to westbound Square Lake Road, the eastbound M-59 ramp to southbound I-75, and the southbound I-75 ramps to and from Adams Road. Detours will be posted for all ramp closures.

Construction and Motorist Information
October 5, 2016

I-75 2016 Detours
September 12, 2016

I-75 Modernization Project - Segment 1 Design-Build
September 12, 2016

MDOT I-75 Modernization Project
April 1, 2016 MDOT Newsroom Press Release

I-75 Modernization Construction Segment Map

MDOT is getting a new look from M-59 to Eight Mile Road. The $840 million project is being constructed by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to meet current safety and FHWA standards. Beginning with the Bloomfield Township segment from Square Lake Road to South Boulevard, major reconstruction began August 15th and includes: rebuilding the road way, switching on and off ramps from the left side to the right side of the roadway at the Square Lake Road interchange, replacing the bridges at Adams, Squirrel, and Square Lake Roads, adding an interior lane for high occupancy vehicles (HOV), evaluating the need for an additional carpool lot, upgrading the existing Adams Road carpool lot, improving drainage, and when possible, connecting the safety path segments in the Township. A comprehensive plan for the 18 mile corridor will be pulled together with design guidelines that address aesthetic elements, such as decorative brickwork, attractive railing, and landscaping.

I-75 Modernization Project – 2016 Bloomfield Twp. Improvements

Frequently Asked Questions

MDOT Updates from Sue Data, Senior Project Manager
August 27, 2014

MDOT Updates from Sue Data, Senior Project Manager
June 25, 2014

For more information concerning the I-75 Modernization Project, please see the MDOT website.

Updated June 2017