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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has delayed the planned 2022 construction of roundabouts at the Elizabeth Lake Road/Teggerdine Road and Elizabeth Lake Road/Oxbow Lake Road intersections in White Lake Township until 2023.
The project was planned to take place this year. However, when RCOC sought contractors to bid on the project, only one contractor responded, and the bid was 50 percent above RCOC’s engineer’s estimate.
As a result, the project will be rebid at a future date and is expected to be constructed in 2023.
“This is a perfect example of what is happening in the road construction industry,” observed RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “These are difficult times. We’re seeing steep increases in prices in everything from fuel to labor to road-building materials. All that means our already insufficient road funding accomplishes even less, further exacerbating the road-funding crisis we were already facing.”