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Posted on: February 21, 2019

RCOC BOARD APPROVES LARGEST-EVER PRESERVATION OVERLAY PROGRAM

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board of Road Commissioners, at its regular meeting today, approved the agency’s largest-ever contract for its preservation overlay, or simple resurfacing, program.

The nearly $25 million commitment will result in just over 90 miles of roads being resurfaced. The preservation overlay program involves simple resurfacing with two inches of asphalt of roads that are in fair condition. The program provides a smooth, new road surface and extends the life of the road by five to 10 years.

            “This Board is committed to doing everything we can, with the resources available, to improve the roads,” stated RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian. “We believe the preservation overlay program is the best bang for the dollars and the best way to improve as many roads as possibly as quickly as we can.”

            Jamian noted that while this is the largest-ever preservation overlay contract, the need on RCOC roads remains great. “We are taking a step in the right direction with this contract,” he noted. “However, due to Michigan’s decades of under-funding its roads, the needs on our roads remains far larger than this contract.”

            The preservation overlay projects typically involve minimal milling of the road surface (grinding off sections of bad pavement) and the application of the new asphalt. They usually involve about three days worth of work over about a two-week period. During the three days of work, one lane of the road is closed, and traffic is directed by flaggers.

            “This program allows us to get in and out quickly,” Jamian noted. “However, there still will be disruption of traffic, and, when this work starts, we ask for motorists’ patience as we work to improve the roads.”

He added the contract calls for projects in all sectors of the county. Work will take place in the spring and summer.

   

 

2019 Preservation Overlay Locations





Road

Limits

Miles

Cooley Lake

Union Lk to Oxbow Lk

2.5

General Motors

Hickory Ridge to Milford Village Limits

2.25

Milford

N Milford Village Limits to Highland Twp limits

7.5

Oakley Park

Beinstein to Haggerty

3.5

Pontiac Tr

S. Commerce to Welch

1

10 Mile

E/O Pontiac Trail to Meadowbrook

10

Milford Road

In the Village of Milford limits

0.5




Andersonville

Farley to Davisburg

4.5




Indianwood

Baldwin to M-24

4

Silverbell

M-24 to Adams

2.5

South Blvd

I-75 to Adams

1.5

Waldon

Giddings to M-24

1

Adams

Hamlin to Gunn

6







Cass Lake

Pontiac Lake to Otter (concrete begins)

2.75

Farmington

14 Mile to Walnut Lake

2

Franklin

Walnut Lake to Lone Pine

1

Inkster/Lone Pine

Lone Pine to Orchard Lake

2.75

Maple

Telegraph to Cranbrook

2

Maple

E/O Middlebelt to Inkster

0.75

Quarton

Inskter to Franklin

1

Quarton

Lahser to Woodward

2

Square Lake

I-75 Ramp to Adams

1.5

Adams

Birmingham City Limit to Wattles

1.25

Willow Road

Union Lake to Hiller

3

Gilbert Lake Road

Maple to Quarton

0.7

Timberlake Drive

Lone Pine to the South

0.3

Dublin Drive

Andover to Exeter

0.2

Maceday Drive

Lotus to Wiliams Lake Road

0.3

Midland Ave.

Dixie Hyw to Oakview

0.25

Middlebelt

Orchard Lake road to Maple

5

Square Lake Road

Middlebelt to Telegraph

2







12 Mile

West of and east of  Southfiled

1

13 Mile

Telegraph to Beverly Hills Village Limits

0.5

Haggerty

8-9 Mile

1.5

Lahser

8 1/2 to 10

2







10 Mile Service Drives

E/O Woodward to I-75

2.75

10 Mile

E/O I-75 to Dequindre

1.5

10 Mile Service Drives

W/O Coolidge to W/O Woodward

4


TOTAL

91.75





 

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