Opdyke Road - 2019


  • Project Limits: Auburn Road to Perry Street
  • Community: Cities of Auburn Hills and Pontiac
  • Comments:
    • Project details:
      • Replace the Opdyke Road bridge over the Clinton River (COMPLETE)
      • Resurfacing (work to continue from M-59 to Perry Street in the SPRING OF 2019)
      • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint sidewalk ramps and bus stops
      • Construction of pedestrian pathway
      • Water main work at Featherstone and Walton
      • Repairs to the Galloway Creek box culvert
  • Funding:
    • $3,148,900 federal funding
    • $16,667 City of Pontiac
    • $3,648,667 City of Auburn Hills (including extensive city water utility work)
    • $471,633 Road Commission for Oakland County
  • Opdyke Road bridge replacement over the Clinton River
    • $2,754,800 Local Bridge Program
    • $6,750 City of Pontiac
    • $4,720 City of Auburn Hills
    • $689,180 Road Commission for Oakland County
  • Contractor: Dan's Excavating
  • Contractor Information

  • Start Date: Water main work from M-59/Featherstone to Perry Street to begin April 22, 2019
  • End Date:  Late July  (MDOT is using Opdyke as a detour for M-24/I-75 and M-59/I-75 ramp closures beginning June 3)
  • Paving on Opdyke from M-59 to Perry Street will take place in the spring of 2019.  (this project was part of the contractor lockout of the Operating Engineers that lasted throughout September of 2018 setting the project completion back by several weeks).  
  • City of Auburn Hills water main work will require lane closures throughout most of the project 
  •  Detour for 2019 paving:  No detour for paving; however, expect lane closures and traffic delays
Questions?  Call 877-858-4804 or email: dcsmail@rcoc.org

Public meeting for project is set for May 23, 2018: Click here 

Click here for a time lapse video of the Opdyke Road bridge reconstruction

Additional Information:

​Press Releases:

***Opdyke Road construction to resume April 22, 2019

Workzone camera installed on Opdyke Road gives public opportunity to watch bridge replacement over the Clinton River north of Auburn Road

Opdyke Road construction to begin June 18

RCOC schedules May 23, 2018 Public Meeting for Opdyke Road construction


WXYZ article on Opdyke Construction Resuming April 21, 2019

Oakland Press article on Opdyke Construction Resuming April 22, 2019

Opdyke Road construction article (Oakland Press, 6/20/18)

Oakland Times article on May 23 Opdyke Road Public Information meeting


Project Information Flier

Photo Gallery: Opdyke Road Project

Opdyke Road Bridge Over Clinton River (15)

Opdyke Road Bridge, north of Auburn AvenueOpdyke Road Bridge, photo taken from the banks of the Clinton River on 11/28/18

Opdyke Road bridge on 12/14/18 prior to opening