Preservation Overlays

The 2019 Preservation Overlay Program is expected to begin late April of  2019

Preservation overlays, commonly known as simple resurfacing, consists of placing 2 inches to 2.5 inches of asphalt on the surface of a road.   This technique is done on heavier traveled roads that are considered in moderately good shape.    Preservation overlay extends the life of the road until there is a longer term project such as reconstruction or resurfacing with extensive work done on the road's base.    The projects are either funded federally or by the RCOC through local dollars.  

Most projects can be done quickly and often under flaggers directing traffic within the construction zone; however, others involving federal or Tri-Party (provided by Oakland County General Government) funding will take longer to complete.   If the safety of motorists and workers becomes an issue, there could be an intermittent closure of the road (especially areas that intersect with a busy road).   

In 2018, approximately 58.9 miles of roads throughout Oakland County have been improved.   In 2019, 91.75 miles of primary roads (heavier traveled) will be improved through the program.  

What to expect:

  • Traffic delays (roads will remain open to traffic during the work with flagging operations in the work zone)
  • Expect long delays at intersections
  • Temporary disruption of driveway and subdivision access during milling and paving operations
  • Work to begin around 6 a.m. (some weekend work will be scheduled as well)
  • Shoulder and pavement marking work will also be done on the roads after the paving is complete 
  • Work will take place during the school year in order to get the entire program completed by fall
  • Roads that are going to be used as a detour for other road projects will be one first 

***The schedule is subject to frequent changes.***

Shoulder and pavement marking work will also be done on the roads after the paving is complete.  

2019 PRESERVATION OVERLAY CONTRACTOR:  Cadillac Asphalt

Funding:   Local (gas tax and vehicle registration fees sent to the RCOC by the State of Michigan
through a formula know as Public Act 51 of 1951; does not include sales tax collected at the gas pump).

Rural Federal Aid:  The RCOC purchase of federal road dollars from Michigan rural counties was purchased at reduced rate.  These projects are federally funded and must be bid out by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  Some projects will begin in July.  2019 federally funded work on Oakwood, Dixie Hwy and Grange Hall will be done by a separate contractor due to federal rules.  These projects will take longer.   For a map of rural federal aid funded projects: CLICK HERE

Short video explaining the Preservation Overlay program:  CLICK HERE

​2019 Preservation Overlay Program (additional information):



RCOC Board Approves Largest-Ever Preservation Overlay Program



2019 Preservation Overlays (Simple Resurfacing)
List is tentative and could change 

Road

Project Limits

Community or Communities

Approx.
Start Date

Mainline paving completion (striping and shoulder restoration to follow)

Funding Source

Local Community Funding

10 Mile Road Pontiac Trail to Meadowbrook South Lyon, Lyon Twp and Novi June 4 COMPLETE RCOC No
10 Mile Road I-75 to Dequindre Road Madison Heights July 24 COMPLETE RCOC No
10 Mile Road Service Drive Woodward Avenue to I-75 Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak Oct. 21  TBD RCOC TBD
10 Mile Road Service Drive Coolidge Road to Woodward Avenue Oak Park and Pleasant Ridge Oct. 21  TBD RCOC TBD
12 Mile Road  East and west of Southfield Road Southfield July 11 COMPLETE RCOC No
13 Mile Road Telegraph Road to Village of Beverly Hills Limits Bingham Farms July 10 COMPLETE RCOC No
14 Mile Road Rochester Road to Campbell Road Clawson and Royal Oak Oct. 22 COMPLETE RCOC No
Adams Road Hamlin Road to Gunn Road Rochester Hills and Oakland Twp April 26 COMPLETE RCOC No
Adams Road Birmingham City Limits to Wattles Road Bloomfield Twp Sept. 26 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Andersonville Road Farley Road to Davisburg Road Springfield Twp August 5 COMPLETE RCOC Yes, Twp will fund road shoulders
Cass Lake Road Pontiac Lake Road to Otter Avenue Waterford Twp June 25 COMPLETE RCOC No
Cooley Lake Road Union Lake Road to Oxbow Lake Road Commerce and White Lake townships Oct. 3 COMPLETE RCOC No
Dixie Highway

Dixie Hwy Entrance Ramps to I-75 scheduled for brief closures

Oak Hill Road to County Line Springfield Twp, Groveland Twp and Holly Twp July 29 (north half will be done prior to Renaissance Festival on Aug 18)  Information:  CLICK HERE  
I-75 entrance ramp closures; CLICK HERE
Mid-September  LATE OCTOBER Federal No, contractor for the project is Ace-Saginaw Paving Inc.
Dublin Drive Andover Road to Exeter Street Bloomfield Twp July 23 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Elizabeth Lake Road Cooley Lake Road to Union Lake Road Waterford Twp and White Lake Twp 2020 TBD RCOC No
Farmington Road 14 Mile Road to Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield Twp May 25 COMPLETE RCOC No
Franklin Road Walnut Lake Road to Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Twp July 31 COMPLETE RCOC No
General Motors Road Hickory Ridge Road to Milford Village Limits Milford Twp July 1 COMPLETE RCOC No
Gilbert Lake Road Maple Road to Quarton Road Bloomfield Twp Sept. 25 COMPLETE RCOD Yes
Grange Hall Road From Van Road to Jossman Road Groveland Twp 9/16/19 (date change by contractor) Ace-Saginaw Paving (contractor for the project)  Information:  CLICK HERE Early October  Federal No
Haggerty Road 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road Novi July 11 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Indianwood Road Baldwin Road to M-24 Orion Twp April 30 COMPLETE RCOC No
Lahser Road 8 1/2 Mile Road to 10 Mile Road Southfield July 2 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Lone Pine Road/Inkster Road Inkster Road to Orchard Lake Road West Bloomfield Twp July 1 COMPLETE RCOC No
Lone Pine Road Lahser Road to Inkster Road Bloomfield Twp 2020 TBD RCOC No
Maceday Drive Lotus Drive to Williams Lake Road Waterford July 8  COMPLETE RCOC Yes
Maple Road Telegraph Road to Cranbrook Road Bloomfield Twp August 12 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Maple Road Middlebelt Road to Inkster Road West Bloomfield Twp June 21 COMPLETE RCOC No
Maple Road  Telegraph Road to Franklin Road Bloomfield Twp October 28 TBD RCOC No
Middlebelt Road Orchard Lake Road to Maple Road West Bloomfield Twp June 12 COMPLETE RCOC No
Midland Avenue Dixie Highway to Oakview Road Waterford Twp July 10  COMPLETE RCOC Yes
Milford Road Within Milford Village Limits Milford Village July 17 (expected) COMPLETE Milford Funded by the Village of Milford
Milford Road Milford Village Limits north to Highland Twp Limits Milford Twp July 17 (expected) COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Oakley Park Road Benstein Road to Haggerty Road Commerce Twp June 26 COMPLETE RCOC NO
Oakwood Road M-15 to Leece Road Groveland Twp, Brandon Twp and Ortonville July 15
(Information:  CLICK HERE)
MAINLINE PAVING COMPLETE Federal No, contractor for the project is Ace-Saginaw Paving Inc.
Pontiac Trail S. Commerce Road to Welch Road Walled Lake and Commerce Twp June 26 COMPLETE RCOC No
Quarton Road Inkster Road to Franklin Road Bloomfield Twp July 31 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Quarton Road Lahser Road to Woodward Avenue  Bloomfield Hills Sept. 28 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Rochester Road 14 Mile Road to Elmwood Avenue Clawson Oct. 22 COMPLETE RCOC No
Silverbell Road M-24 to Adams Road Orion Twp and Oakland Twp April 29 COMPLETE RCOC No
South Boulevard I-75 to Adams Road Bloomfield Twp May 1 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Southfield Road 13 Mile to 14 Mile Beverly Hills Oct. 16 COMPLETE RCOC No
Square Lake Road I-75 Ramps to Adams Road Bloomfield Twp July 30 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Square Lake Road Middlebelt Road to Telegraph Road West Bloomfield Twp and Bloomfield Twp June 13 COMPLETE RCOC TBD
Timberlake Drive Lone Pine Road to the south Bloomfield Twp July 23 COMPLETE RCOC Yes
Waldon Road Giddgings Road to M-24 Orion Twp May 1 COMPLETE RCOC No
Willow Road Union Lake Road to Hiller Road West Bloomfield Twp and Commerce Twp June 17 COMPLETE RCOC Yes
Wise Road Bogie Lake Road to Union Lake Road Commerce Twp 2020 TBD RCOC No




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