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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) in partnership with the cities of Auburn Hills and Pontiac, will host a public information meeting May 23 to share information about the resurfacing, bridge replacement and other work that will take place on Opdyke Road between Auburn and Perry roads in the two cities this year.
The meeting will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Community Center, 1827 N. Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills. The meeting will be open-house format: There will not be a formal presentation, but anyone can attend at any time during the meeting to see plans and speak with an RCOC representative.
The project includes resurfacing this section of Opdyke Road as well as replacing the Opdyke Road bridge over the Clinton River, replacing pedestrian crosswalks and bus stops, constructing a pedestrian pathway from Auburn Road to I-75, drainage improvements and replacing watermains from Featherstone Road to Walton Blvd.
The project is expected to cost approximately $10.9 million, with $3.1 million covered by federal funding. The City of Auburn Hills will pay for the new watermains. Approximately $2.8 million will be paid for through the Local Bridge Program, which is a combination of state and federal dollars, and the remainder will be shared by RCOC, the two cities and Oakland County general government (through the Tri-Party Program).
The project is expected to start after June 18 and be completed in October.
During the bridge replacement portion of the project, the road will be closed between Auburn Road and M-59. During the resurfacing and watermain replacement work, the road will be reduced to one lane open in each direction for the length of the project. Access to businesses within the project area will be maintained at all times.
For more information on the Opdyke Road project, visit: http://www.rcocweb.org/441/Opdyke-Road
A list of 2018 RCOC road construction projects can be found at: http://www.rcocweb.org/189/Road-Projects