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

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in cooperation with West Bloomfield Township, will include two West Bloomfield road projects in the 2017 construction season.
Orchard Lake Road Reconstruction
Northwestern Highway to Maple Road

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)
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
Maple Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing
Phase 2- Orchard Lake Road to Farmington Road

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 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