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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will enhance the safety and traffic flow at the intersection of Oakhill and Sashabaw roads on the border of Independence and Brandon townships by constructing a compact roundabout at the Independence/Brandon township border. The construction will start on Monday, Aug. 30, with the intersection closing on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Work is expected to finish in mid-November. Access to homes and businesses near the intersection will be maintained at all times during the project. Once the intersection is closed, the detour route for Sashabaw Road through traffic will be Seymour Lake Road to Baldwin Road to Clarkston Road, back to Sashabaw Road and vice versa. The detour for Oakhill Road through traffic will be Perry Lake Road to Seymour Lake Road to Dartmouth Road, back to Oakhill Road and vice versa.The project is expected to cost approximately $1.23 million. Fifty percent of the cost is funded through a federal safety grant. The remainder will be paid for by RCOC. The project includes:• Replacement of current four-way-stop intersection with a compact roundabout• Reconstruction of one-third mile of roadway with asphalt • Installation of new curbs and gutters• Installation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant crosswalks• Installation of storm sewers• Improvement of drainage • Installation of intersection lightingThe contractor for the project is Angelo Iafrate Construction Company of Warren. TheOakhill/Sashabaw intersection carries approximately 12,890 vehicles daily. For more information on the Oakhill/Sashabaw compact roundabout project visit: https://www.rcocweb.org/564/OakhillSashabaw-Compact-Roundabout. Information on roundabouts and safety can also be found at: http://rcocweb.org/374/Roundabouts. For questions on the project contact RCOC through any of the following methods:• Online at www.rcocweb.org • By telephone at 877-858-4808 (Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.)• Via e-mail at email@example.com
The closure of the Oakhill/Sashabaw Road intersection has been delayed until Tuesday, Sept. 7.