Orchard Lake Road, Middlebelt to Old Telegraph-2022

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will rehabilitate and resurface Orchard Lake Road from west of Middlebelt Road to Old Telegraph Road in the communities of Sylvan Lake, West Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Township and Pontiac in 2022.


The project includes:
  • Milling (grinding) off existing road surface 
  • Repaving with three inches of asphalt
  • Widening the four-lane section east of Middlebelt Road into five lanes with a continuous center left-turn lane
  • Replacing some concrete slabs in the section between the Telegraph Road bridge and Old Telegraph
  • Removing median island at Pontiac Drive
  • Repairing curbs and gutters
  • Upgrading pedestrian crosswalks to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Upgrading storm sewers and drainage
  • Upgrading traffic signals at the Orchard Lake/Middlebelt and Orchard Lake/Pontiac Drive intersections

One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open throughout the project.  During stage 1, traffic will be shifted onto the north side of the road while crews work on the south side.  During stage 2, traffic will be shifted to the south side of the road while crews work on the north side.

Access to properties within the construction limits will be maintained at all times.  


Utility work will take place during the winter of 2021/22 and spring of 2022.  There will be daytime, single-lane closures.  

Road construction expected to start in the summer of 2022, with completion in the fall.  

To view project design:   CLICK HERE