High-Friction Surface Treatment COMPLETE

ROADS:  Oakley Park between Commerce and Benstein Roads and Williams Lake Road just north of M-59 (Highland Road)

COMMUNITIES:  Commerce Township and Waterford Township


  • Work is done on curvy areas
  • The technique provides a coarse, sandpaper-like surface designed to improve friction and reduce the likelihood of traffic running off the road.
  • The process will begin with cleaning the road surface. An epoxy will then be applied followed by the application of small, coarse gravel to the road’s surface.
  • The road will remain open to traffic, and flaggers will direct motorists through the work zones. Motorists can expect delays. The contractor uses an epoxy, so traffic accessing from adjacent roads and driveways can expect up to a 15 minute delay.  During the evening, the roads will be completely open to traffic.
  • Work is weather-dependent.
  • Federal Highway Administration information on technique:  CLICK HERE

PROJECT COST:   $150,000 funded by the RCOC

CONTRACTOR:  Smith's Waterproofing

OAKLEY PARK ROAD START DATE:  9/3/19 for signage with work commencing 9/4/19 (work is weather-dependent). Oakley Park Road expected completion is 9/5/19.  COMPLETE

WILLIAMS LAKE ROAD START DATE:  9/6/19 for signage with work commencing 9/9/19 (work is weather-dependent). Williams Lake Road expect project complete approximately mid-September COMPLETE


Oakley Park Road project information flier

High-Friction Control press release

Applying bauxite to the Clarkston Road surface in 2016

Applying epoxy to the Clarkston Road surface in 2016

High Friction Surface Treatment photo of bauxite stone and quarter on road treated surface

Clarkston Road after the high friction surface control process is complete, photo from 2016