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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to begin work June 18 on Opdyke Road between Auburn Road and Perry Road in Auburn Hills and Pontiac.
The work will include resurfacing the road, replacing the bridge over the Clinton River and replacing water mains between Featherstone Road and Walton Blvd. The project is expected to be completed by mid-October.
Opdyke Road will be closed between Auburn Road and M-59 throughout the project so the bridge over the Clinton River can be replaced. The detour route is Auburn Road to Martin Luther King Hwy. to Featherstone Road, back to Opdyke Road and vice versa.
Two-way traffic will be maintained between M-59 and Perry Road during the resurfacing and watermain work. Access to businesses within the project area will be maintained at all times.
The project is expected to cost approximately $10.9 million, with $3.1 million covered by federal funding. The City of Auburn Hills will pay for the new watermains. Approximately $2.8 million will be paid for through the Local Bridge Program, which is a combination of state and federal dollars, and the remainder will be shared by RCOC, the two cities and Oakland County general government (through the Tri-Party Program).
In addition to the resurfacing, bridge replacement and water main replacement, the project includes:
Americans with Disabilities Act compliant crosswalks and bus stops
Pedestrian pathway construction from Auburn Road to I-75
Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township is the contractor for the project.
For more information on the Opdyke Road project, visit: http://www.rcocweb.org/441/Opdyke-Road.
A list of 2018 RCOC road construction projects can be found at: http://www.rcocweb.org/189/Road-Projects