High-Friction Surface Treatment

TREATMENT INFORMATION:

  • Work is done on curvy areas.
  • The technique provides a coarse, sandpaper-like surface designed to improve friction and reduce the likelihood of traffic running off the road.
  • The process begins with cleaning the road's surface. An epoxy is then applied followed by the application of small, coarse gravel to the road's surface.  
  • The road will remain open to traffic.  Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zones. Motorists can expect delays. Traffic accessing the work zone from adjacent driveways and roads can expect up to a 15-minute delay.  
  • Work is weather-dependent.
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) information on the technique: https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadway_dept/pavement_friction/high_friction/

2022 PROPOSED LIST (SUBJECT TO CHANGE; WORK IS WEATHER-DEPENDENT)

Road  Limits Community Start Date Status
Grange Hall Road East  of Joann Road Holly Township 8/23 COMPLETE
Elizabeth Lake Road North of Pinegrove to Hickory Lane Waterford Township 8/30 TBA
Cooley Lake Road Fleet Street to Lake Vista Street Waterford Township 9/1 TBA
Cooley Lake Road South Pine Grove to Lamothe Waterford Township 9/6 TBA

CONTRACTOR INFORMATION/PROJECT COST/TIMELINE: 


CONTRACTOR:  Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, LLC

PROJECT COST: $454,237 (MDOT Safety grant)

PROJECT START DATE: August 23

APPROXIMATE END DATE:  Early September 

ROAD CLOSURE: No, flaggers will direct traffic in the work zone.


Applying epoxy to the Clarkston Road surface in 2016
Applying bauxite to the Clarkston Road surface in 2016
High Friction Surface Treatment photo of bauxite stone and quarter on road treated surface
High friction surface treatment being reapplied om Clarkston Rd. in Independence Twp.