Preservation Overlays


Preservation overlays, commonly known as simple resurfacing, consists of placing 1.5 inches to 2 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).   

In 2018, approximately 58.9 miles of roads throughout Oakland County have been improved.   In 2019, 91.75 miles of primary roads (heavier traveled) will be improved through the program.  

What to expect:

  • Traffic delays (roads will remain open to traffic during the work with flagging operations in the work zone)
  • 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

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

Shoulder and pavement marking work will also be done on the roads after the paving is complete.  

2019 PRESERVATION OVERLAY CONTRACTOR:  Cadillac Asphalt

Funding:   Local (gas tax and vehicle registration fees sent to the RCOC by the State of Michigan
through a formula know as Public Act 51 of 1951; does not include sales tax collected at the gas pump).

​2019 Preservation Overlay Program (additional information):



RCOC Board Approves Largest-Ever Preservation Overlay Program



2019 Preservation Overlays (Simple Resurfacing)
List is tentative and could change 

Road

Project Limits

Community or Communities

Approx.
Start Date

Approx. End 
Date

Funding Source

Local Community Funding

10 Mile Road Pontiac Trail to Meadowbrook South Lyon, Lyon Twp and Novi TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 Mile Road I-75 to Dequindre Road Madison Heights TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 Mile Road Service Driver Woodward Avenue to I-75 Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 Mile Road Service Drive Coolidge Road to Woodward Avenue Oak Park and Pleasant Ridge TBD TBD TBD TBD
12 Mile Road  East and west of Southfield Road Southfield TBD TBD TBD TBD
13 Mile Road Telegraph Road to Village of Beverly Hills Limits Bingham Farms TBD TBD TBD TBD
Adams Road Hamlin Road to Gunn Road Rochester Hills and Oakland Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Adams Road Birmingham City Limits to Wattles Road Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Andersonville Road Farley Road to Davisburg Road Springfield Twp TBD TBD TBD Yes, Twp will fund road shoulders
Cass Lake Road Pontiac Lake Road to Otter Avenue Waterford Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Cooley Lake Road Union Lake Road to Oxbow Lake Road White Lake Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Dixie Highway Oak Hill Road to County Line Springfield Twp, Groveland Twp and Holly Twp TBD TBD Federal TBD
Dublin Drive Andover Road to Exeter Street Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Farmington Road 14 Mile Road to Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Franklin Road Walnut Lake Road to Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
General Motors Road Hickory Ridge Road to Milford Village Limits Milford Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Gilbert Lake Road Maple Road to Quarton Road Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD Yes
Haggerty Road 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road Novi TBD TBD TBD TBD
Indianwood Road Baldwin Road to M-24 Orion Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Lahser Road 8 1/2 Mile Road to 10 Mile Road Southfield TBD TBD TBD TBD
Lone Pine Road/Inkster Road Inkster Road to Orchard Lake Road West Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maceday Drive Lotus Drive to Williams Lake Road Waterford TBD TBD TBD Yes
Maple Road Telegraph Road to Crankbrook Road Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maple Road Middlebelt Road to Inkster Road West Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Middlebelt Road Orchard Lake Road to Maple Road West Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Midland Avenue Dixie Highway to Oakview Road Waterford Twp TBD TBD TBD Yes
Milford Road Within Milford Village Limits Milford Village TBD TBD TBD TBD
Milford Road Milford Village Limits to Highland Twp Limits Milford Twp TBD TBD TBD 100% funded by the Village of Milfrod
Oakley Park Road Beinstein Road to Haggerty Road Commerce Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Oakwood Road M-15 to Leece Road Groveland Twp, Brandon Twp and Ortonville TBD TBD Federal TBD
Pontiac Trail S. Commerce Road to Welch Road Walled Lake and Commerce Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Quarton Road Inkster Road to Franklin Road Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Quarton Road Lahser Road to Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills TBD TBD TBD TBD
Silverbell Road M-24 to Adams Road Orion Twp and Oakland Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
South Boulevard I-75 to Adams Road Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Square Lake Road I-75 Ramps to Adams Road Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Square Lake Road Middlebelt Road to Telegraph Road West Bloomfield Twp and Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Timberlake Drive Lone Pine Road to the south Bloomfield Twp TBD TBD TBD Yes
Waldon Road Giddgings Road to M-24 Orion Twp TBD TBD TBD TBD
Willow Road Union Lake Road to Hiller Road West Bloomfield Twp and Commerce Twp TBD TBD TBD Yes


2018 Preservation Overlay Photo Album
        
RCOC Board Approves 20 Miles of Road Surface Improvements Worth $6.2 Million (5/25/18)

2018 Preservation Overlay Press Release (3/9/18)

Oakland Press article on preservation overlays/additional state road revenue (3/12/18)

Rural Federal Aid

:  RCOC purchase of federal road dollars from Michigan rural counties; purchased at reduced rate.   These projects are federally funded and must be bid out by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  Some projects will begin approximately June 15 with mainline paving complete in late July.   New projects for McGinnis Road and Grange Hall Road from Fagan to I-75 were added to the list recently and work is expected to start in September.   For a map of Rural Federal Aid projects, click here.  



2018 Preservation Overlays (Simple Resurfacing)

Road

Project Limits

Community or Communities

Approx.
Start Date

Approx. End 
Date

Funding Source

Local Community Funding

10 Mile Rd Research Dr to Sinacola

Farmington Hills

April 21 COMPLETE Local

No
10 Mile Rd Telegraph Rd to Orchard Lake Rd Farmington Hills & Southfield April 20 COMPLETE Local No
14 Mile Rd Franklin Rd to Beverly Hills Border Bloomfield Twp, Franklin & Bingham Farms April 20 COMPLETE Local No
Andersonville Rd Nelsey Rd to Northwest Ct Independence Twp & Springfield Twp May 14 COMPLETE  Local No
Andover Rd Long Lake Rd South to concrete Bloomfield Twp July 30 COMPLETE Local Part
Big Lake Rd Hillsboro Rd to Andersonville Rd Springfield Twp June 23 COMPLETE Local Full
Bogie Lake Rd Cooley Lake Rd to M-59 White Lake Twp June 21 COMPLETE Local No
Clarkston Rd M-24 to Easton curves Independence & Orion Twps April 23 COMPLETE Local No
Commerce Rd Duck Lake Rd to Bogie Lake Rd Commerce Twp May 29 COMPLETE  Local No
Commerce Rd Hiller Rd to Orchard Lake Rd West Bloomfield Twp & Orchard Lake June 20 COMPLETE Local Part
Commerce Rd Orchard Lake Rd to Union Lake Rd  West Bloomfield & Commerce Twp June 8 COMPLETE Local Part
S Commerce Rd Pontiac Trl to Oakley Park Rd Walled Lake & Commerce Twp June 25 COMPLETE Local No

Davisburg Rd

Milford Rd to Andersonville Rd

Rose & Springfield Twps

6/15/18 COMPLETE

Rural Federal Aid

No

East Holly Rd

Rood Rd to I-75

Holly, Groveland & Springfield Twps

6/15/18 COMPLETE

Rural Federal Aid

No

Elizabeth Lake Rd Cooley Lake Rd to Cass Lake Rd Waterford Twp 7/24 COMPLETE Local No

Fenton Rd

Western Holly Twp border to Milford Rd

Rose Twp

6/15/18 COMPLETE

Rural Federal Aid

No

Franklin Rd 14 Mile Rd to Maple Rd Franklin & Bloomfield Twp April 21 COMPLETE Local No
Frembes Rd Dixie Hwy to Walton Blvd Waterford Twp June 8 July 19 Tri Party Program  No

Grange Hall Rd

Fagan Rd to I-75

Holly Twp

9/17/18 
Mid-October

Rural Federal Aid

No

Grange Hall Rd

Western Holly
Twp (Eddy Rd) border to Fish Lake Rd

Holly Twp

6/15/18 COMPLETE

Rural Federal Aid

No

Greenfield Rd 13 Mile Rd to 14 Mile Rd Beverly Hills & Royal Oak April 20 COMPLETE Local Part
Haggerty Rd 10 Mile Rd to Pontiac Trl Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield & Commerce Twp April 24 COMPLETE Local No
Hickory Grove Rd Franklin Rd to Lahser Rd Bloomfield Twp June 26 COMPLETE Local Part
Hiller Rd Commerce Rd to Old Orchard Trl West Bloomfield Twp June 8 COMPLETE Local Part
Indianwood Rd Orion Township Baldwin to Lapeer (M-24) Moved to 2019 Moved to 2019 Local No
Inkster Rd 14 Mile Rd to Lone Pine Rd Farmington Hills, Bloomfied Twp & West Bloomfield Twp 7/25 COMPLETE Local No
Lincoln Rd Lahser Rd to Telegraph Rd Bloomfield Twp 9/17 COMPLETE Local Part
Maple Rd Haggerty Rd to M-5 Commerce Twp May 29 COMPLETE Local No
Maple Rd Orchard Lake Rd to Middlebelt Rd West Bloomfield Twp June 26 COMPLETE Local No

McGinnis Rd

Grange Hall Rd to .75 miles east (end of pavement)

Groveland Twp

9/17/18 COMPLETE Rural Federal Aid

No

Milford Rd  (additional culvert work pending)

South Rose Twp border to north Rose Twp border

Rose Twp

6/15/18 COMPLETE

Rural Federal Aid

No
Pontiac Trl 11 Mile Rd to Silver Lake Rd South Lyon & Lyon Twp Apr. 30 COMPLETE Local  No
Pontiac Trl Milford Rd to City of Wixom limits Milford & Lyon Twps Apr. 30 COMPLETE  Local No
Quarton Rd Lahser Rd to Telergraph Rd Bloomfield Twp. May 31 COMPLETE Local No
South Blvd  at Opdyke Bloomfield Twp/Auburn Hills July 11 COMPLETE Local No
Wardlow Rd Milford to Harvey Lake Road Highland Twp.   May 10 COMPLETE Local No
Wixom Trl Sleeth Rd to Milford Rd Milford Twp. May 2 COMPLETE Local No
Wixom Rd Glengary Rd to Sleeth Rd Commerce & Milford Twps May 2 COMPLETE Local  No




Additional information:



Preservation Overlay Photo Gallery (2017)

Williams Lake Road Overlay Project begins May 15, 2017

RCOC Adds Three Projects to Preservation Overlay Program (June 23, 2017)

RCOC Crews Prepare Duck Lake Road for Preservation Overlay (Hometown Life article 4/20/17)






Preservation Overlay Sign