Orchard Lake Road -- Road-Diet Study (Commerce to Middlebelt) 2023

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The Public Comment Period ended on June 11th, thank you for submitting your comments

Project limits:  Commerce Road to Middlebelt Road

Communities:  Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and West Bloomfield Township

Funding:  Fiscal Year 2023 Federal Surface Transportation Program 

Project details:  Federal funding to resurface this road has been programmed for fiscal year 2023. The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has identified major safety concerns along the roadway and intends to address these concerns while also improving the condition of the pavement.  

The lack of a center, left-turn lane is the primary concern as it relates to safety. 

In order to effectively improve the operations of the corridor, RCOC hired a consulting firm to study the current traffic patterns and conditions. This study was conducted to evaluate potential design alternatives to allow the integration of a center, left-turn lane to improve safety without simultaneously increasing traffic delays.  

Project Study:

OLR - Road-Diet Study (Please note: Due to the size of this document it may take longer than expected to open.)

Appendix A - Traffic Data

Appendix B - Crash Data

Appendix C - Operational Analysis 2020

Appendix D - Operational Analysis 2040

Appendix E - Concept Renderings

Appendix F - Driveways Concepts (not final)

Appendix G - Community Engagement


R.C.O.C. seeking public input on a study to change the lane configuration on Orchard Lake Road between Commerce Road and Middlebelt Road.

WDIV piece on the request for public input

WXYZ piece on road options and public input