Beverly Hills, Mich. — The closure date for the Avon Road bridge over the Clinton River in Rochester Hills has been moved from Feb. 1 to Feb. 6.
The bridge will be closed while the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) replaces the bridge, which is located just east of Livernois Road. The change to the closure date was made by RCOC’s contractor, Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township.
Once the bridge is closed, it will remain closed until approximately June 15. The project is expected to be completed by mid-July.
During the closure, the detour route for through traffic will be Livernois Road to Hamlin Road to Rochester Road and vice versa. The road will be completely closed at the bridge, but local traffic accessing homes, businesses and Rochester College east of the bridge will be allowed to use Avon Road east of the bridge (accessing the road from the Rochester Road/Avon Road intersection ).
The bridge is being replaced because the existing bridge structure is failing, which has required the closure of three of the five lanes on the bridge over the last couple of years. The new bridge will have the same number of lanes as the existing bridge, and will be constructed of pre-stressed concrete.
The new bridge is expected to cost approximately $3.2 million. Of that amount, nearly $2.4 million will be paid for with a Michigan Local Bridge fund grant. The Road Commission and the City of Rochester Hills will cover the remainder of the cost.
The project will include repaving the roadway approaching the bridge, guardrail placement and relocation of a water main.
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