Project limits:   Square Lake Road to South Blvid

Communities:  Troy and Rochester Hills

Funding:   The approximate cost is $16.2 million, and the project was funded with federal funding, state funding, City of Troy funding as well as contributions from RCOC and the City of Rochester Hills. 

Project information:
  • Two miles of asphalt reconstruction and widening
  • Drainage improvements
  • New curbs and gutters
  • Updated pedestrian crosswalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Eight-foot-wide sidewalks and 10-foot-wide asphalt path along John R
  • Bridge deck replacement over the Nelson Drain
  • Street lighting
  • New signs and pavement markings
  • New traffic signals at John R/Square Lake and John R/South Blvd
  • Sanitary sewer construction
  • New water main and fire hydrants
Contractor:  Dan's Excavating

Project start:  April 29

Project completion:  December 6 (remaining work behind the curb/road shoulder will continue with turf restoration in 2020)

Detour:  Yes, northbound John R will remain open to traffic.  The southbound traffic detour (beginning approximately May 19) is South Blvd to Dequindre Road to Long Lake Road, back to John R.


John R open to traffic (December 6)

John R construction to start

John R closure information 

John R construction information

WDIV piece on John R construction

Oakland Press piece on John R closure for construction

John R construction photos

John R project map
John R south of South Blvd (open to traffic)