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

Orchard Lake Ribbon cuttingOn December 14,2017 a ribbon cutting was held for the opening of the new Orchard Lake Boulevard.  Coming in the spring of 2018 will be a West Bloomfield Township Streetscape project to finish addressing the new median.

Maple Road Closure between Boulevard and Drake Road

The Road Commission for Oakland County expects to close Maple Road between Haggerty and Drake roads (specifically, between Silverbrook and Eastbrook) in West Bloomfield Township beginning November 7 for culvert repairs.   

Eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained for residential, business, and Henry Ford Hospital access during the work.  The detour for through traffic is Haggerty Road to 14 Mile Road to Drake Road, back to Maple Road, and vice versa.             

The culvert repair is part of the ongoing Maple Road project.  The culvert repairs are expected to be completed by approximately November 30.  

Detour Map
Press Release


 A full road closure at Maple Road at Minnow Pond will begin on October 16, 2017 and will last for approximately 3 weeks.  Access to local subdivisions will be maintained.


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 Subdivision Paving Projects

HMA road reconstruction of the roads in Doherty Estates 2&3 begins June 12, 2017.  The project engineer for project is Mohanad Abdairahman and he may be reached at 248-858-4858.
PROJECT #52011
Orchard Lake Road Reconstruction
Northwestern Highway to Maple Road

Project News

Orchard Lake at Powers intersection will be closed to traffic so that the intersection may be realigned as part of the Orchard Lake Reconstruction starting October 2, 2017.  This phase of the project is expected to take 3 weeks to complete
OCRC press release for Powers Intersection 

Orchard Lake Reconstruction to begin June 12, 2017. One lane in each direction and a continuous left-turn lane will remain open during construction

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
Maple road is now open to traffic.

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)

Stage 2b traffic plan
Stage 2a traffic plan
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 is set to begin July 21, 2017. Maple will be open but expect traffice delays.

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 2017

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

RCOC Construction Status July 13,2017
Maple Road (Drake Road to Haggerty)

Project Description
This 2017 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