Preservation Overlays


Preservation overlays, commonly known as simple resurfacing, consists of placing 1.5 inches to 2 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). Approximately 40 miles (with additional 3 projects) of roads were completed in 2017.   

In 2018, approximately 58.9 miles of roads throughout Oakland County will be improved.   Contractor has until September 1, 2018 to complete work.   

What to expect:

  • Traffic delays (roads will remain open to traffic during the work with flagging operations in the work zone)
  • 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 

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

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

2018 PRESERVATION OVERLAY CONTRACTOR:  Ajax Paving

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

:  RCOC purchase of federal road dollars from Michigan rural counties; purchased at reduced rate.   These projects are federally funded and must be bid out by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  Some projects will begin approximately June 15 with mainline paving complete in late July.   New projects for McGinnis Road and Grange Hall Road from Fagan to I-75 were added to the list recently and work is expected to start in September.   For a map of Rural Federal Aid projects, click here.  

2018 Preservation Overlay Photo Album
        
RCOC Board Approves 20 Miles of Road Surface Improvements Worth $6.2 Million (5/25/18)

2018 Preservation Overlay Press Release (3/9/18)

Oakland Press article on preservation overlays/additional state road revenue (3/12/18)



2018 Preservation Overlays (Simple Resurfacing)

Road

Project Limits

Community or Communities

Approx.
Start Date

Approx. End 
Date

Funding Source

Local Community Funding

10 Mile Rd Research Dr to Sinacola

Farmington Hills

April 21 COMPLETE Local

No
10 Mile Rd Telegraph Rd to Orchard Lake Rd Farmington Hills & Southfield April 20 COMPLETE Local No
14 Mile Rd Franklin Rd to Beverly Hills Border Bloomfield Twp, Franklin & Bingham Farms April 20 COMPLETE Local No
Andersonville Rd Nelsey Rd to Northwest Ct Independence Twp & Springfield Twp May 14 COMPLETE  Local No
Andover Rd Long Lake Rd South to concrete Bloomfield Twp July 30 COMPLETE Local Part
Big Lake Rd Hillsboro Rd to Andersonville Rd Springfield Twp June 23 COMPLETE Local Full
Bogie Lake Rd Cooley Lake Rd to M-59 White Lake Twp June 21 COMPLETE Local No
Clarkston Rd M-24 to Easton curves Independence & Orion Twps April 23 COMPLETE Local No
Commerce Rd Duck Lake Rd to Bogie Lake Rd Commerce Twp May 29 COMPLETE  Local No
Commerce Rd Hiller Rd to Orchard Lake Rd West Bloomfield Twp & Orchard Lake June 20 COMPLETE Local Part
Commerce Rd Orchard Lake Rd to Union Lake Rd  West Bloomfield & Commerce Twp June 8 COMPLETE Local Part
S Commerce Rd Pontiac Trl to Oakley Park Rd Walled Lake & Commerce Twp June 25 COMPLETE Local No

Davisburg Rd

Milford Rd to Andersonville Rd

Rose & Springfield Twps

6/15/18 COMPLETE

Rural Federal Aid

No

East Holly Rd

Rood Rd to I-75

Holly, Groveland & Springfield Twps

6/15/18 COMPLETE

Rural Federal Aid

No

Elizabeth Lake Rd Cooley Lake Rd to Cass Lake Rd Waterford Twp 7/24 COMPLETE Local No

Fenton Rd

Western Holly Twp border to Milford Rd

Rose Twp

6/15/18 COMPLETE

Rural Federal Aid

No

Franklin Rd 14 Mile Rd to Maple Rd Franklin & Bloomfield Twp April 21 COMPLETE Local No
Frembes Rd Dixie Hwy to Walton Blvd Waterford Twp June 8 July 19 Tri Party Program  No

Grange Hall Rd

Fagan Rd to I-75

Holly Twp

9/17/18 
Mid-Octboer

Rural Federal Aid

No

Grange Hall Rd

Western Holly
Twp (Eddy Rd) border to Fish Lake Rd

Holly Twp

6/15/18 COMPLETE

Rural Federal Aid

No

Greenfield Rd 13 Mile Rd to 14 Mile Rd Beverly Hills & Royal Oak April 20 COMPLETE Local Part
Haggerty Rd 10 Mile Rd to Pontiac Trl Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield & Commerce Twp April 24 COMPLETE Local No
Hickory Grove Rd Franklin Rd to Lahser Rd Bloomfield Twp June 26 COMPLETE Local Part
Hiller Rd Commerce Rd to Old Orchard Trl West Bloomfield Twp June 8 COMPLETE Local Part
Indianwood Rd Orion Township Baldwin to Lapeer (M-24)  10/1 estimated start  TBA Local No
Inkster Rd 14 Mile Rd to Lone Pine Rd Farmington Hills, Bloomfied Twp & West Bloomfield Twp 7/25 COMPLETE Local No
Lincoln Rd Lahser Rd to Telegraph Rd Bloomfield Twp 9/17 COMPLETE Local Part
Maple Rd Haggerty Rd to M-5 Commerce Twp May 29 COMPLETE Local No
Maple Rd Orchard Lake Rd to Middlebelt Rd West Bloomfield Twp June 26 July 19 Local No

McGinnis Rd

Grange Hall Rd to .75 miles east (end of pavement)

Groveland Twp

9/17/18 Mid-October Rural Federal Aid

No

Milford Rd  (additional culvert work pending)

South Rose Twp border to north Rose Twp border

Rose Twp

6/15/18 Mainline paving complete in late July

Rural Federal Aid

No
Pontiac Trl 11 Mile Rd to Silver Lake Rd South Lyon & Lyon Twp Apr. 30 COMPLETE Local  No
Pontiac Trl Milford Rd to City of Wixom limits Milford & Lyon Twps Apr. 30 COMPLETE  Local No
Quarton Rd Lahser Rd to Telergraph Rd Bloomfield Twp. May 31 COMPLETE Local No
South Blvd  at Opdyke Bloomfield Twp/Auburn Hills July 11 COMPLETE Local No
Wardlow Rd Milford to Harvey Lake Road Highland Twp.   May 10 COMPLETE Local No
Wixom Trl Sleeth Rd to Milford Rd Milford Twp. May 2 COMPLETE Local No
Wixom Rd Glengary Rd to Sleeth Rd Commerce & Milford Twps May 2 COMPLETE Local  No





2017 Preservation Overlays (Simple Resurfacing)

Road

Project Limits

Community or Communities

Approx.
Start Date

Approx. End
Date

Funding Source

Contractor

Baldwin Road

Seymour Lake to Oakwood Rd

Brandon/Oxford Twps

6/8
Paving complete

Federal

Ace-Saginaw Paving Co.
*Baldwin Road
Seymour Lake (south intersection) to Indianwood
Brandon/Oxford  & Independence/Orion townships border
6/27
COMPLETE
Local
Ajax

Clintonville Road

Walton to Mann Rd

Waterford Twp

4/26

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Crescent Lake Road

M-59 to Hatchery Rd

Waterford Twp

5/8

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Drake Road

14 Mile to Walnut Lake Rd

West Bloomfield Twp

4/24

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Duck Lake Road

Sleeth to Commerce Rd

Commerce/Milford Twps

4/28

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Duck Lake Road

Cooley Lake to M-59

Highland Twp

4/26

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Dutton Road
Adams to Squirrel Road
Rochester/Auburn Hills; Oakland/Orion Twps.
 5/18  COMPLETE Local  Ajax

Franklin Road

Lone Pine to Long Lake Rd

Bloomfield Twp

5/9

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Frembes Road

Hatchery to Walton Blvd.

Waterford Twp

5/8

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Giddings Road

Silverbell to Waldon Rd

Orion Twp

5/30

C0MPLETE

Local

Ajax

Halsted Road

Walnut Lake to Pontiac Trail

West Bloomfield Twp

4/25

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Lahser Road

12 Mile to 13 Mile Rd

Southfield/Beverly Hills

5/9

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Lahser Road

Hickory Grove to Square Lake Rd

Bloomfield Twp

5/10

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Lahser Road

Maple to Long Lake Rd

Bloomfield Twp/Bloomfield Hills

5/16

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Lakeville Road

Rochester Road to Glaspie Street

Oxford/Addison Twps

5/15

COMPLETE

Federal

Ace-Saginaw Paving Co.

Lochaven Road

Elizabeth Lake to Cooley Lake Rd (paved sections only)

Waterford Twp

4/27

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Maceday Lake Road

Williams Lake to Nelsey Rd

Waterford Twp

5/16
COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Maybee Road

Marvin to Clintonville Road

Independence Twp

4/24
COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Oakwood Road
M-24 to Leece

Brandon/Oxford Twps.

6/15
COMPLETE

Federal

Ace-Saginaw Paving Co.
*Quarton Road
 Franklin to Telegraph
Bloomfield Twp.
6/27
COMPLETE
Local Ajax
Silver Lake Road
Dixie Hwy to Waldon Blvd
Waterford Twp.
4/27
COMPLETE
 Local Ajax

Waldon Road

Joslyn to Giddings Rd

Orion Twp

5/10

COMPLETE

Local

Ajax

Williams Lake Road

Elizabeth Lake to Pontiac Lake Rd

Waterford/White Lake Twps

5/15

COMPLETE

Local

Cadillac Asphalt
*Wyoming Road
8 Mile to Northend Ave
Royal Oak Twp
7/13
COMPLETE
Local Ajax



Additional information:



Preservation Overlay Photo Gallery (2017)

Williams Lake Road Overlay Project begins May 15, 2017

RCOC Adds Three Projects to Preservation Overlay Program (June 23, 2017)

RCOC Crews Prepare Duck Lake Road for Preservation Overlay (Hometown Life article 4/20/17)






Preservation Overlay Sign