RCOC Road Construction Updates including the Maple Road Resurfacings and Orchard Lake Boulevard Construction

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in cooperation with West Bloomfield Township, will include the following West Bloomfield road projects in the 2017 construction season. 

It will be a busy construction season this summer.  We ask all of our residents to remember to drive slowly and cautiously as they move through each construction zone. Your patience will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Businesses Coping with Road Construction

Recently the Splash on our local Civic Center TV- did an informational segment on both the Orchard Lake Boulevard and Maple Road projects.  Please click below to see these very informative pieces.

Splash Orchard Lake Boulevard Construction Segment

Splash Maple Road Segment

2017 Heavy Maintenance Projects
The RCOC has scheduled the resurfacing each of the following roads within the township.  Each road will receive a 2" HMA overlay.  Construction is expected to last 7-10 days.  Traffic within the work areas will be  maintained.

Drake Road- Walnut Lake Road to 14 Mile Road
Starts the Week of April 24
Halsted Road- Walnut Lake Road to Pontiac Trail

Starts the Week of April 24
PROJECT #52011
Orchard Lake Road Reconstruction
Northwestern Highway to Maple Road

Project News
Dan's Excavating has been awarded this contract.
Utility work has begun.  Consumers Energy is being relocated to the west side of Orchard Lake.  Expect intermittent southbound lane closures. 
DTE is currently relocating power poles within the right-of-way.
M-5 is scheduled for a resurfacing /maintenance.  The project is expected to be completed by June 19.

Project links
Please click on a link below for detailed updates from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC)
Orchard Lake Road (North of 14 Mile to Maple Road)

Flashing Yellow Arrow Left-Turn Signals brochure
Public Meeting Reminder
Public Meeting for Orchard Lake Reconstruction
West Bloomfield AD
Project Linear Plan
Project Plan Set

Project Description

  • The RCOC, in cooperation with West Bloomfield Township, will reconstruct Orchard Lake Road between Northwestern Highway and Maple Road as a four-lane boulevard this year.
  • The project will provide improved traffic flow and safety, a smooth new roadway and enhanced aesthetics for the corridor.
  • During the project, one lane of Orchard Lake Road will remain open in each direction with a center left-turn lane.
  • Access to all  businesses along this section of Orchard Lake Road will be maintained at all times.
  • Utility relocation work will take place prior to the start of construction and may result in intermittent lane closures.

Project Background

  • The project will involve the complete reconstruction of the road from its current five-lane configuration to a concrete, divided boulevard with a grassy median. The boulevard is a safer design because it eliminates direct left turns, thus reducing the likelihood of broadside collisions.
  • The new boulevard will begin where the current boulevard ends just north of Northwestern Highway and continue north to just south of Maple Road.
  • The project includes the elimination of the service drives along the east side of Orchard Lake Road as well as the construction of eight-foot-wide pedestrian paths along both sides.
  • Also included are updated pedestrian crosswalks complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and drainage improvements throughout the corridor.
  • Powers Road will be closed for a short time at Orchard Lake Road while the Powers/Orchard Lake Road intersection is realigned. During that time, the detour route for Powers Road traffic will be Daly Road to Maple Road to Orchard Lake Road and vice versa.
  • The project is expected to cost $7.2 million. Of that amount, $5 million will be paid for with federal funds and the remainder will be split between RCOC and West Bloomfield Twp.

If you have specific questions, please call the Road Commission’s Department of Customer Services at 877-858-4804 or send an e-mail to dcsmail@rcoc.org
PROJECT #52041
Maple Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing
Phase 2- Orchard Lake Road to Farmington Road

Project News
Construction has begun.  East bound Maple Road is detoured please see link below for detour route. 
Daly Road is closed during this phase of construction.

Project links
Please click on a link below for detailed updates from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC)
Maple Road (Orchard Lake Road to Farmington Road)

Closure of East Bound Maple Road
Project Plan Set

Project Description
The Maple Road Rehabilitation and resurfacing is a $6.4 million project covers 1.8 miles.  The project has been divided into two phases and includes: 

  • Addition of a continuous center, left-turn lane
  • Right-turn lane extensions in several areas
  • Paved shoulder widening
  • Improved drainage
  • Curb and gutter installation
  • Traffic signal modernization
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian crosswalks

Project limits
(Phase 1): 2016-Farmington Road to Drake Road, including Farmington/Maple roundabout     Completed
(Phase 2): 2017-Farmington Road and Orchard Lake Road- Begins April 3, 2017

PROJECT #52661
Maple Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing
Drake Road to Haggerty Road

Project Limits
This project will be split into two phases.

(Phase 1) Haggerty to Apple Blossom- Begins July of 2017.  All traffic will be detoured for the three weeks as the Minnow Pond Drain Culvert is being given new headwalls.  Access to the Henry Ford hospital will be maintained.

(Phase 2) Apple Blossom to Drake Road- construction is scheduled to begin in June of 2017 and be completed in November of 2018

Project links
Please click on a link below for detailed updates from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC)
Maple Road (Drake Road to Haggerty)

Project Description
This 2017-2018 project will be  an approximate $5.5 million project which includes:

  • Resurfacing of two-miles of road
  • Adding a continuous center left-turn lane
  • Some right-turn lane extensions
  • Paved-shoulder widening
  • Curb and gutter installation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian crosswalk upgrades
  • Drainage and storm sewer improvements