John R

Project limits:  Long Lake Road to South Blvd

Community:  Troy

Project cost:   The approximate $16.2 million project is mostly funded through federal aid with the City of Troy providing the match.

Project information:
  • 2 miles of asphalt reconstruction
  • 3 lanes with continuous center left-turn lane
  • Bridge deck replacement over the Nelson Drain (including guardrail replacement)
  • Curb and gutter installation
  • Improved drainage
  • New water main and fire hydrants
  • Sanitary sewer installation
  • New traffic signals at Square Lake/John R and South Blvd/John R
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalks (east side) and ramps
  • Asphalt path (west side)
  • New street lighting 
Contractor:  Dan's Excavating 

Start date:   April 29, 2019 is the expected start date for construction. 

Project completion:  Late Fall of 2019

Closures: 

 
  • April 29, 2019:   Complete closure of John R between Square Lake Road and Adkins Street for excavation of bad soil.   The closure will be for approximately 21 days one month with only northbound John R reopening to traffic on approximately May 19  in late May due to weather.  Saxony Drive at John R will also close; residents are advised to use Square Lake Road for subdivision access.   The detour is South Blvd to Dequindre Road to Long Lake Road, back to John R.
  • April 29, 2019:  John R between Long Lake Road and Square Lake Road will be open to northbound traffic only for the duration of the project through late fall.   The detour for southbound traffic is South Blvd to Dequindre Road to Long Lake Road, back to John R.   .  
  • Late May:  John R from Long Lake Road to South Blvd will only be open to northbound traffic.  
  • June 7 at 7 p.m.-June 9 at 8 p.m..:  The east leg of South Blvd at John R will close for the weekend for storm sewer work. The detour is NB John R to South Blvd west to Rochester Road to Long Lake Road to Dequindre Road, back to South Blvd.  
  • June 21 at 7 p.m. -June 23 at 8:00 p.m.: The west leg of South Blvd at John R will close for storm sewer work.  The detour for traffic is NB John R to South Blvd west to Dequindre Road to Long Lake Road to Rochester Road, back to South Blvd.  
Questions?  Call 877-858-4804 or email:  dcsmail@rcoc.org

John R project map & detour (Long Lake Road to South Blvd)


Additional Information: 

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John R closure north of Square Lake Road extended until late May due to weather-related issues

John R Road Construction to Start Press Release

The Oakland Press Article on John R Road Project (04/24/19)

WDIV Article on John R Road Construction (04/29/19)