Simple Resurfacing (Preservation Overlays)

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).   

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

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 done first 
  • Road shoulder gravel restoration will be done after paving is complete
  • Some shoulder paving will take place before mainline paving 
  • Structures (manhole covers) will be raised by the contractor after paving is complete
  • Lane markings will be temporary until a striping contractor is available (The striping contractor has flexibility to schedule each road based on availability. The road surface as to be dry for the work.)

CONTRACTOR/FUNDING INFORMATION:

2022 CONTRACTORS:  Cadillac Asphalt (federal aid contractor will be announced soon) 

Funding:   Local (gas tax and vehicle registration fees sent to the RCOC by the State of Michigan
through a formula known 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 a reduced rate.  These projects are federally funded and must be bid out by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  

A short video explaining the Preservation Overlay program
:  CLICK HERE

2022 PROJECT LIST (subject to changes)

Road Project Limits Community Start Date Paving Status 
8 Mile Road Currie Rd to Napier Rd Lyon Twp. TBA TBA
8 Mile Road East of Farmington Rd to Grand River Farmington/ Farmington Hills  6/20 TBA
12 Mile Road Coolidge to east of Rochester Rd Berkley/Royal Oak 5/20 TBA
12 Mile Road East of Grand River to the end of the road  Novi/Wixom  4/27 COMPLETE
14 Mile Road Haggerty Rd to East Walled Lake  Commerce Twp., Novi, Walled Lake & West Bloomfield Twp. TBA TBA
Airport Road Elizabeth Lake Rd to Hatchery Rd Waterford Twp 6/3 (road shoulders) TBA
Cass Elizabeth Lake Road Cooley Lake Rd to Cass Lake Rd Waterford Twp 6/3 (road shoulders) COMPLETE
Clarkston Road Clarkston Rd, east of M-15 Clarkston TBA TBA
County Center Drive West  Pontiac Lake Rd to Telegraph Waterford Twp 6/2 
(road shoulder work)
TBA
Dutton Road M-24 to Squirrel Road Orion Twp/Auburn Hills 5/12 COMPLETE
Green Road Orchard Lake Rd to Walnut Lake Rd West Bloomfield Twp 4/19 COMPLETE
Eastways Road Long Lake Rd and Square Lake Rd Bloomfield Hill/Bloomfield Twp 5/12 COMPLETE
Franklin Road Friendly Rd to Long Lake Rd Bloomfield Twp 5/18 COMPLETE
Griswold Road 9 Mile Rd to 10 Mile Rd. Lyon Twp/South Lyon TBA TBA
*Groveland Road 
(Federal aid)
Barron Rd to M-15 Groveland Twp. TBA TBA
Kent Lake Road Silver Lake Rd to Grand River Lyon Twp/South Lyon TBA TBA
Livernois Road
(Local funding provided by Rochester Hills for the Avon to South Blvd. section)
North of Long Lake Rd to south of Avon Rd Rochester/Rochester Hills TBA TBA 
Long Lake Road Lahser Rd to Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills TBA TBA
Maybee Road Rohr Road to Baldwin Rd Orion Twp TBA TBA
Middlebelt Road 8 Mile Rd to I-696 Farmington Hills TBA TBA
Opdyke Road Hickory Grove Rd to Auburn Rd Auburn Hills/Bloomfield Twp/Pontiac TBA TBA
Parkway Cass Elizabeth Rd to the end of the road Waterford Twp 4/27 COMPLETE
Pine Lake Road Orchard Lake Rd to Middlebelt Rd West Bloomfield Twp 5/19 TBA
Pontiac Lake Road Hospital Rd to M-59 Waterford Twp 6/3 (road shoulder)  TBA
Pontiac Trail West of Wixom Rd to West Maple Rd Walled Lake/Wixom/Commerce Twp/Novi TBA TBA
*Rochester Road
(Federal aid)
Tienken Rd to Lakeville Rd Rochester Hills/Oakland Twp/Addison Twp. TBA TBA
Seymour Lake Road Sashabaw Rd to Baldwin Rd Brandon Twp 5/2 (starting with road shoulders) COMPLETE
Squirrel Road Dutton Rd to Silverbell Rd Orion Twp 5/12 COMPLETE
Union Lake Road Elizabeth Lake Rd to Cooley Lake Rd White Lake Twp 4/28 TBA
Waldon Road Baldwin Rd to Joslyn Rd Orion Twp 5/11 (paving)  COMPLETE


2021 Preservation Overlays (Simple Resurfacing)
List is subject to changes

Road

Project Limits

Community or Communities

Approx.
Start Date

Mainline paving completion (striping and shoulder restoration to follow)

10 Mile Road Greenfield to east of Church Street Royal Oak Township 6/3  COMPLETE
Airport Road Andersonville Road and Williams Lake Road Waterford Township 5/12 COMPLETE
Airport Road Williams Lake Road to Hatchery Road Waterford Township 5/12 COMPLETE
Benstein Road Maple Road to Sleeth Road Commerce Township and Wolverine Lake 6/9  COMPLETE
Clyde Road Strathcona to Milford Road Highland Township 6/1 COMPLETE
Commerce Road Hickory Ridge Road to the Milford Village limits  Milford Township 6/10 COMPLETE
Commerce Road Hickory Ridge Road to the Livingston County border Milford Township 6/7 (shoulder work) 
6/10 (milling)
COMPLETE
Crooks Road Avon Road to Hamlin Road Rochester Hills  6/3 COMPLETE
Dequindre Road  Clinton River Trail to Washington Road Rochester Hills and Shelby Township  5/17 COMPLETE
Dequindre Road North of Auburn Road to south of Hamlin Road  Rochester Hills and Shelby Township  6/3 COMPLETE
Elizabeth Lake Road Oxbow  Lake Road  to Union Lake Road  White Lake Township 10/27 COMPLETE
Grand River Avenue West of Napier Road to Livingston County line Lyon Township 6/11 (shoulder work)  COMPLETE
*Grange Hall Road Fish Lake Road to Fagan Road Holly Township and Village of Holly 6/14 COMPLETE
*Grange Hall Road I-75 to Tripp Road Groveland Township  7/6 COMPLETE
Greer Road Hiller Road to Rosedale Drive West Bloomfield Township (50% funded by the township)  9/9 COMPLETE
Harvey Lake Road M-59 to White Lake/N. Milford Rd.  Highland Township 10/14 COMPLETE
Heights Road M-24 to Joslyn Road Lake Orion and Orion Township 7/2  COMPLETE
Hickory Ridge Road/Stobart Road, Labadie Road to M-59 Labadie Road (Livingston County) to M-59 Milford and Highland townships 7/9 COMPLETE
Holly Road I-75 to Dixie Hwy Springfield Twp.  10/19  COMPLETE
Independence Township Road Millage projects

 Independence Township For a list of roads and paving schedule:   
CLICK HERE

  2021 WORK START ON APRIL 19
Livingston Road M-59 to Milford Road Highland Township 6/16 COMPLETE
Lochaven Road Willow Road to Cooley Lake Road West Bloomfield/Watertord Township 5/13 COMPLETE
Napier Road 11 Mile Road to 12 Mile Road  Novi/Lyon Township 6/10 COMPLETE
Oakland Blvd M-59 to Pontiac Lake Road  Waterford Township 10/27 MAINLINE PAVING COMPLETE (11/4)
Pontiac Lake Road Hospital Road to Williams Lake Road Waterford Township 5/10 COMPLETE
Romeo Road Kline Road to Dequindre Road Addison and Oakland townships 6/11 (shoulder work) 7/8 (milling)
7/12 (paving)
COMPLETE
Sashabaw Road Dixie Hwy. to Walton Blvd. Waterford Township 6/1 COMPLETE
Sashabaw Road Oakhill Road to Sherwood Road Brandon Township 5/19 COMPLETE
Seymour Lake Road Baldwin Road to the Oxford Village limits Oxford Township 5/13 COMPLETE
Williams Lake Road East of Gale Road to west of Dixie Waterford Township 5/12  COMPLETE




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