Orchard Lake Road

  • Road:   Orchard Lake Road
  • Project limits:   North of 14 Mile Road/Northwestern Hwy. to just south of Maple Road
  • Community:   West Bloomfield Township
  • Comments:
    • During construction, one lane will remain open in each direction and a continuous center left-turn lane on Orchard Lake Road (Powers Road access will close at a date to be announced for intersection realignment
    • The approximate $7.2 million is funded by the RCOC and West Bloomfield Township.  The approximate 0.70 mile project includes:
      • Reconstruction of current five-lane configuration to a four-lane concrete boulevard with a grassy median
      • Elimination of east service drive along Orchard Lake Road
      • Eight-foot wide pedestrian paths along both sides of road
      • Realignment of Powers Road intersection
      • Drainage improvements
      • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian crosswalks
    • Contractor:   Dan's Excavating
    • Start date:   June 12, 2017
    • End date:     November 28, 2017; open to traffic

Additional Project Information: 

Construction Project Photos

Project Informational Flier

Orchard Lake Road Construction to begin on Monday, June 12

Public information meeting scheduled for March 28, 2017 at Orchard Lake Middle School, 6000 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Twp.; 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Project Information Meeting Flier

C&G article on public meeting; March 30

Oakland Press article regarding public meeting on March 28 

Oakland County Times article regarding public meeting on March 28

The Splash: Episode 49, April 19th, 2017 (skip to 3:50 for the Orchard Lake Road segment)

C & G article on Orchard Lake Road Project (June 8, 2017)

Northwestern Connector Project

Powers Road Closure Press Release (UPDATE:  Should reopen approximately Nov. 4)

Orchard Lake Road Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with West Bloomfield Township

OLR ribbon cutting

Planning meeting with RCOC, West Bloomfield Twp., Farmington Hills, Dan's Excavating and Consumer



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