The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Brandon and Independence townships, will construct a compact roundabout at the intersection of Oakhill and Sashabaw roads on the Independence Township/Brandon Township border.
RCOC will replace the current four-way stop intersection with a compact roundabout.
The project will include reconstructing one-third mile of roadway with asphalt pavement.
The reconstructed road will include curbs and gutters, installation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant crosswalks, installation of storm sewers and drainage improvements.
Intersection lighting will also be installed.
The project will require the use of a small section of land that is currently part of Independence Oaks County Park. The land will be replaced with additional parkland elsewhere.
IMPACT ON TRAFFIC
The intersection will be closed to through traffic during construction. Access to homes and business near the intersection will be maintained at all times.
The detour route for Sashabaw Road through traffic will be Seymour Lake Road to Baldwin Road to Clarkston Road and back to Sashabaw and vice versa. The detour route for eastbound Oakhill Road through traffic will be Perry Lake Road to Seymour Lake Road to Baldwin Road. The detour route for westbound Oakhill Road will be Dartmouth Road to Seymour Lake Road to Perry Lake Road and back to Oakhill.
Tree removal will take place in the project area during the winter of 2021.
Utility relocation will take place in the spring of 2021.
Road construction is expected to begin in summer 2021 and finish in the fall. The road will be closed to through traffic during that time.