Baldwin Road/Clarkston Road Roundabout

PUBLIC MEETING:

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Orion Township, hosted a public meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2023, for the planned 2024 construction of a roundabout at the Baldwin Road/Clarkston Road intersection.  The meeting was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Orion Township Hall, 2323 Joslyn Road, Orion Township.

Baldwin Road/Clarkston Road public meeting flyer

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT:

RCOC sought public input to recognize and address concerns about the temporary use of Friendship Park during this project, which includes slope grading and alignment of the sidewalks on the northeast corner of the intersection. RCOC is proposing a "temporary non-conforming use" of Friendship Park as regulated under Section (4)f of the United States Department of Transportation Act of 1966. The comment deadline was Friday, October 13, 2023.


PROJECT INFORMATION:

The approximate $3.2 million project will be paid for with federal funds as well as RCOC and Orion Township dollars.

The project includes:

  • Construction of a roundabout at the Baldwin Road/Clarkston Road intersection.
  • Constructing new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)--compliant crosswalks at the roundabout that will connect to the existing pedestrian pathways. 
  • Installing High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) pedestrian crosswalk signals. 
  • Improving the storm sewers and drainage.
  • Placing decorative concrete and curbs.
  • Installing intersection lighting. 
  • Utility relocation (taking place starting the winter of 2023)

TIMELINE/CONTRACTOR/TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

START DATE: To Be Announced (TBA)

END DATE:  TBA

CONTRACTOR: TBA 

CLOSURE: The intersection will close to traffic during construction.  

DETOUR: Indianwood Road to Joslyn Road to Waldon Road to Baldwin Road to Maybee/Clintonville Road to Sashabaw Road and vice versa.

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