High-Friction Surface Treatment


  • Work is done on curvy areas.
  • The technique provides a coarse, sandpaper-like surface designed to improve friction and reduce the likelihood of traffic running off the road.
  • The process begins with cleaning the road's surface. An epoxy is then applied followed by the application of small, coarse gravel to the road's surface.  
  • The road will remain open to traffic.  Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zones. Motorists can expect delays. Traffic accessing the work zone from adjacent driveways and roads can expect up to a 15-minute delay.  
  • Work is weather-dependent.
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) information on the technique: https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadway_dept/pavement_friction/high_friction/


Road  Limits Community Start Date Status
Hickory Ridge Road North of Clyde Road  Highland Township TBA TBA
Grange Hall Road at Joann Road Holly Township TBA TBA
Elizabeth Lake Road North of Pinegrove to Hickory Lane Waterford Township TBA TBA
Cooley Lake Road Fleet Street to Lake Vista Street Waterford Township TBA TBA
Cooley Lake Road South Pine Grove to Lamothe Waterford Township TBA TBA


CONTRACTOR:  To Be Announced 

Applying epoxy to the Clarkston Road surface in 2016
Applying bauxite to the Clarkston Road surface in 2016
High Friction Surface Treatment photo of bauxite stone and quarter on road treated surface
High friction surface treatment being reapplied om Clarkston Rd. in Independence Twp.