John R 2019

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 Road Commission for Oakland County 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
  • Behind the curb restoration work to take place in 2020

Contractor:  Dan's Excavatingan's Excavating website

Project start:  April 29

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


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