Brown, Giddings and Silver Bell roads


The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Orion Township and Auburn Hills, will host a public meeting for the planned construction on Brown, Giddings and Silver Bell roads from Jamm Road to M-24 (Lapeer Road).   There will be no formal presentations, but RCOC staff will be present to answer questions. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Orion Township Hall's Dragon Community Room, 2323 Joslyn Road, Orion Township.  

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting who requires special accommodations in accordance with the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Title VI, including those requiring language assistance, should call the RCOC at 248-645-2000 and ask to be directed to the Engineering Department to submit your request. The Road Commission will provide such services free of charge with reasonable advanced notice.

Project meeting and information flyer 

Public meeting press release 


The approximately $18.1 million project is paid for with state and federal funds. 

The project includes:

  • 2.8 miles of pavement removal and replacement with asphalt pavement from Jamm Road to M-24 (Lapeer Road).
  • Curb and gutter replacement.
  • Road widening on the south side of Brown Road between Jamm and Giddings roads to make the road consistently five lanes. 
  • Right turn-lane enhancements on northbound Giddings Road entrances to the GM plant, including a new traffic signal.
  • New traffic signal at Giddings Road/Silver Bell Road intersection.
  • Side street and driveway approach reconstruction and new guardrails and signs.


START DATE:  Spring of 2024, date to be announced (TBA)

END DATE: Fall of 2024, TBA



  • Access to businesses will be maintained at all times. 
  • Throughout the project, Brown, Silver Bell and Giddings roads will all have one lane open in each direction, except for:
    • Brown Road, east of Giddings Road, will  completely close for several hundred feet during the first stage of work with a signed detour.
    • Giddings Road, north of Silver Bell Road will completely close for several hundred feet during the second stage of work with a signed detour.
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