The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with White Lake Township, expects to close the Elizabeth Lake Road/Oxbow Lake Road intersection in White Lake Township starting Monday, June 19, for roundabout construction.
The approximately $2.4 million safety-improvement project is funded by RCOC and White Lake Township.
The project includes:
- Conversion of the three-way Elizabeth Lake Road/Oxbow Lake Road intersection, now controlled with stop signs, to a single-lane roundabout.
- Repaving roads in the vicinity of the roundabouts with asphalt.
- Installation of curbs and gutters, sidewalks, Americans with Disability Act (ADA)-compliant pedestrian crosswalks and street lighting at the roundabout.
- Drainage improvements.
- Milling (grinding of the existing pavement) and repaving Elizabeth Lake Road between the roundabouts with the addition of four-foot paved road shoulders
Access to homes and businesses within the construction zones will be maintained during the work. The detour for through traffic throughout the project will be Elizabeth Lake Road to Williams Lake Road to Pontiac Lake Road to Highland Road (M-59) to Bogie Lake Road to Cooley Lake Road to Oxbow Lake Road and vice versa.
The contractor for the project is Fonson Company of Brighton. The construction will conclude, and the roundabout will open, in early September.
The Elizabeth Lake Road/Oxbow Lake Road intersection carries approximately 15,500 vehicles daily.
For more information on the project, visit the Elizabeth Lake Road page in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website, www.rcocweb.org (direct link: http://rcocweb.org/619/Elizabeth-Lake-Road-Roundabouts-White-La).