Simple Resurfacing (Preservation Overlays)

Preservation overlays, commonly known as simple resurfacing, consists of placing 2 inches to 2.5 inches of asphalt on the surface of a road.   This technique is done on heavier-traveled roads considered in moderately good shape. Preservation overlay extends the life of the road until there is a longer-term project such as reconstruction or resurfacing with extensive work done on the road's base.    The projects are either funded federally or by the RCOC through local dollars.  

Most projects can be done quickly and often under flaggers directing traffic within the construction zone; however, others involving federal or Tri-Party (provided by Oakland County General Government) funding will take longer to complete. If the safety of motorists and workers becomes an issue, there could be an intermittent closure of the road (especially areas that intersect with a busy road).   

Subdivision roads in townships are not done under this program. For information on subdivision road improvements, visit

 **The schedule is subject to frequent changes.***


  • Traffic delays (roads will remain open to traffic during the work with flagging operations in the work zone)
  • Expect long delays at intersections
  • Temporary disruption of driveway and subdivision access during milling and paving operations
  • Work to begin around 6 a.m. (some weekend work will be scheduled as well)
  • Shoulder and pavement marking work will also be done on the roads after the paving is complete 
  • Work will take place during the school year in order to get the entire program completed by the fall
  • Roads that are going to be used as a detour for other road projects will be done first 
  • Road shoulder gravel restoration will be done after paving is complete
  • Some shoulder paving will take place before mainline paving 
  • Structures (manhole covers) will be raised by the contractor after paving is complete
  • Lane markings will be temporary until a striping contractor is available (The striping contractor has the flexibility to schedule each road based on availability. The road surface as to be dry for the work.)


2023 CONTRACTORS:  Cadillac Asphalt and Ace Saginaw Paving

Funding:   Local (gas tax and vehicle registration fees sent to the RCOC by the State of Michigan
through a formula known as Public Act 51 of 1951; does not include sales tax collected at the gas pump).

The schedule is approximate.

2023 program press release 

8 Mile Road Napier Rd to Taft Rd Novi/Northville May 23 COMPLETE
9 Mile Road Chubb Rd to Napier Rd Lyon Twp April 26 COMPLETE
12 Mile Road Inkster Rd to Northwestern Hwy. Southfield April 27 COMPLETE
13 Mile Road Inkster Rd to Telegraph Rd Franklin April 25 COMPLETE
14 Mile Road Walled Lake Dr to Haggerty Rd Novi/Walled Lake/Commerce Twp. October 17 COMPLETE
Belford Road Paved sections east and west of North Holly Road and bridge approaches over I-75 Holly Twp. May 9 COMPLETE
Davisburg Rd Eaton Rd to Bridge Lake Rd Springfield Twp. May 4 COMPLETE
Drahner Road M-24 (Lapeer Rd) to Sanders Oxford Twp. June 5 COMPLETE
East Holly Road Maple Rd to Rood Rd Holly Twp./Village of Holly May 5 COMPLETE
Gunn Road Rochester Rd to east of end of pavement Oakland Twp. May 11 COMPLETE
Holcomb Road Davisburg Rd to Ellis Rd Springfield Twp. May 4 COMPLETE
Landsdowne Road Hatchery Rd to Williams Lake Rd Waterford Twp. May 23 COMPLETE
Martin Parkway/Martin Road Pontiac Trl to Richardson Rd Commerce Twp. June 19
*milling during the day
*paving at night
Middlebelt Road I-696 to Maple Rd Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield Twp. Oct. 3 COMPLETE
Napier Road 8 Mile Rd to 9 Mile Rd Novi/Lyon Twp. April 26 COMPLETE
Novi Road Grand River Ave to south of 12 Mile Rd Novi July 5
*Paving at night 
Orion Road Rochester Rd to Flint St Rochester Hills/Oakland Twp./Orion Twp. May 1 COMPLETE
White Lake Road/Holcomb Road North of Dixie Hwy to Washington Street Clarkston October 23 COMPLETE
Wixom Road I-96 to Old Wixom Rd Wixom June 27 
*Milling during the day.
*Paving at night.


Road Project Limits Community Start Date Paving Status 
8 Mile Road Currie Rd to Napier Rd Lyon Twp. 10/18 COMPLETE
8 Mile Road East of Farmington Rd to Grand River Farmington/ Farmington Hills  6/20 COMPLETE
12 Mile Road Coolidge to east of Rochester Rd Berkley/Royal Oak 5/20 COMPLETE
12 Mile Road East of Grand River to the end of the road  Novi/Wixom  4/27 COMPLETE
14 Mile Road
*Moved to 2023 due to  Great Lakes Water Authority work
Haggerty Rd to East Walled Lake  Commerce Twp., Novi, Walled Lake & West Bloomfield Twp. Moved to 2023 Moved to 2023
Airport Road Elizabeth Lake Rd to Hatchery Rd Waterford Twp 6/3 (road shoulders) COMPLETE
Cass Elizabeth Lake Road Cooley Lake Rd to Cass Lake Rd Waterford Twp 6/3 (road shoulders) COMPLETE
Clarkston Road
Ace-Saginaw Paving 
Clarkston Rd, east of M-15 Clarkston 10/23 (paving expected) COMPLETE
County Center Drive West  Pontiac Lake Rd to Telegraph Waterford Twp 6/2 
(road shoulder work)
Dixie Highway
*work to be done by Ace-Saginaw Paving
I-75 to Oak Hill Road Springfield Twp. 9/27 COMPLETE
Duck Lake Road Commerce Road to Cooley Lake Road Milford Twp. 8/25 COMPLETE
Dutton Road M-24 to Squirrel Road Orion Twp/Auburn Hills 5/12 COMPLETE
Green Road Orchard Lake Rd to Walnut Lake Rd West Bloomfield Twp 4/19 COMPLETE
Eastways Road Long Lake Rd and Square Lake Rd Bloomfield Hill/Bloomfield Twp 5/12 COMPLETE
Franklin Road Friendly Rd to Long Lake Rd Bloomfield Twp 5/18 COMPLETE
Griswold Road 9 Mile Rd to 10 Mile Rd. Lyon Twp/South Lyon 8/5 COMPLETE
*Groveland Road 
(Federal aid)
CONTRACTOR:  Ace-Saginaw Paving
Barron Rd to Ortonville Rd  (M-15) Groveland Twp. 8/29 COMPLETE
Kent Lake Road Silver Lake Rd to Grand River Lyon Twp/South Lyon 9/7 COMPLETE
Livernois Road
(Local funding provided by Rochester Hills for the Avon to South Blvd. section)
North of Long Lake Rd to south of Avon Rd Rochester Hills/Troy 8/22 (road shoulders) COMPLETE
Long Lake Road Lahser Rd to Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 7/5 (road shoulders) COMPLETE
Maybee Road
*drainage work will be done before the resurfacing on Aug 29-Aug. 31. For more information CLICK HERE 
Capaldi Circle (west of Rohr Road) to Baldwin Rd 

Orion Twp 10/13  COMPLETE
Middlebelt Road 8 Mile Rd to I-696 Farmington Hills 9/20 COMPLETE
Opdyke Road Hickory Grove Rd to Auburn Rd Auburn Hills/Bloomfield Twp/Pontiac 7/5 (road shoulders)

Parkway Cass Elizabeth Rd to the end of the road Waterford Twp 4/27 COMPLETE
Pine Lake Road Orchard Lake Rd to Middlebelt Rd West Bloomfield Twp 5/19 COMPLETE
Pontiac Lake Road Hospital Rd to M-59 Waterford Twp 6/3 (road shoulder)

Pontiac Trail West of Wixom Rd to West Maple Rd Walled Lake/Wixom/Commerce Twp/Novi 10/7 COMPLETE
Seymour Lake Road Sashabaw Rd to Baldwin Rd Brandon Twp 5/2 (starting with road shoulders) COMPLETE
Squirrel Road Dutton Rd to Silverbell Rd Orion Twp 5/12 COMPLETE
Union Lake Road Elizabeth Lake Rd to Cooley Lake Rd White Lake Twp 4/28 COMPLETE
Waldon Road Baldwin Rd to Joslyn Rd Orion Twp 5/11 (paving)  COMPLETE

2021 Preservation Overlays (Simple Resurfacing)
List is subject to changes


Project Limits

Community or Communities

Start Date

Mainline paving completion (striping and shoulder restoration to follow)

10 Mile Road Greenfield to east of Church Street Royal Oak Township 6/3  COMPLETE
Airport Road Andersonville Road and Williams Lake Road Waterford Township 5/12 COMPLETE
Airport Road Williams Lake Road to Hatchery Road Waterford Township 5/12 COMPLETE
Benstein Road Maple Road to Sleeth Road Commerce Township and Wolverine Lake 6/9  COMPLETE
Clyde Road Strathcona to Milford Road Highland Township 6/1 COMPLETE
Commerce Road Hickory Ridge Road to the Milford Village limits  Milford Township 6/10 COMPLETE
Commerce Road Hickory Ridge Road to the Livingston County border Milford Township 6/7 (shoulder work) 
6/10 (milling)
Crooks Road Avon Road to Hamlin Road Rochester Hills  6/3 COMPLETE
Dequindre Road  Clinton River Trail to Washington Road Rochester Hills and Shelby Township  5/17 COMPLETE
Dequindre Road North of Auburn Road to south of Hamlin Road  Rochester Hills and Shelby Township  6/3 COMPLETE
Elizabeth Lake Road Oxbow  Lake Road  to Union Lake Road  White Lake Township 10/27 COMPLETE
Grand River Avenue West of Napier Road to Livingston County line Lyon Township 6/11 (shoulder work)  COMPLETE
*Grange Hall Road Fish Lake Road to Fagan Road Holly Township and Village of Holly 6/14 COMPLETE
*Grange Hall Road I-75 to Tripp Road Groveland Township  7/6 COMPLETE
Greer Road Hiller Road to Rosedale Drive West Bloomfield Township (50% funded by the township)  9/9 COMPLETE
Harvey Lake Road M-59 to White Lake/N. Milford Rd.  Highland Township 10/14 COMPLETE
Heights Road M-24 to Joslyn Road Lake Orion and Orion Township 7/2  COMPLETE
Hickory Ridge Road/Stobart Road, Labadie Road to M-59 Labadie Road (Livingston County) to M-59 Milford and Highland townships 7/9 COMPLETE
Holly Road I-75 to Dixie Hwy Springfield Twp.  10/19  COMPLETE
Independence Township Road Millage projects

 Independence Township For a list of roads and paving schedule:   

Livingston Road M-59 to Milford Road Highland Township 6/16 COMPLETE
Lochaven Road Willow Road to Cooley Lake Road West Bloomfield/Watertord Township 5/13 COMPLETE
Napier Road 11 Mile Road to 12 Mile Road  Novi/Lyon Township 6/10 COMPLETE
Oakland Blvd M-59 to Pontiac Lake Road  Waterford Township 10/27 MAINLINE PAVING COMPLETE (11/4)
Pontiac Lake Road Hospital Road to Williams Lake Road Waterford Township 5/10 COMPLETE
Romeo Road Kline Road to Dequindre Road Addison and Oakland townships 6/11 (shoulder work) 7/8 (milling)
7/12 (paving)
Sashabaw Road Dixie Hwy. to Walton Blvd. Waterford Township 6/1 COMPLETE
Sashabaw Road Oakhill Road to Sherwood Road Brandon Township 5/19 COMPLETE
Seymour Lake Road Baldwin Road to the Oxford Village limits Oxford Township 5/13 COMPLETE
Williams Lake Road East of Gale Road to west of Dixie Waterford Township 5/12  COMPLETE


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