12 Mile Road Environmental Assessment, Beck to Dixon

12 Mile Beck to Dixon Map

Project Area

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the cities of Novi and Wixom, conducted an extensive study of the section of 12 Mile Road between Beck Road and Dixon Road to determine if the road should be improved, and if so, what that improvement should entail. The study is known as an environmental assessment and is guided by federal rules and regulations.  


The study was initiated in response to the need to address current and future traffic volumes in the area as well as to address safety concerns that could be aggravated with increasing traffic congestion. Commercial and residential growth in the area has resulted in increased traffic, spurring the desire for improved mobility for both motorized and non-motorized traffic.

The purpose of the study was to determine the most appropriate improvements to address these traffic demands. Through the initial study efforts, three alternatives were explored, one alternative surfaced as potentially the most appropriate. The study identified reconstructing this section of 12 Mile Road as a narrow-median, four-lane boulevard with minor improvements at the 12 Mile/Beck intersection. Pedestrian facilities would be included on both sides of the road.  

The completed draft environmental assessment was reviewed by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 


How to provide feedback or ask questions:

The partners are seeking public input on the preferred design and welcome questions on the environmental assessment study. Questions or comments can be submitted via e-mail to design@rcoc.org. Comments should be submitted no later than Friday, May 6, 2022.