The Road Commission for Oakland County has closed Oxbow Lake Road between Cedar Island and Elizabeth Lake roads in White Lake Township to replace the culvert that carries the Huron River under the road.
The road will be closed through mid-November. The approximately $1.36 million project includes:
- Removal and replacement of the culvert with an aluminum box culvert.
- Installation of new guardrail.
- Repaving with asphalt in the vicinity of the culvert.
The detour route for through traffic during the closure is Cooley Lake Road to Bogie Lake Road to Highland Road (M-59) to Teggerdine Road to Elizabeth Lake Road and back to Oxbow Lake Road and vice versa.
The Cedar Island Lake boat ramp, located north of the culvert (south of Elizabeth Lake Road), remains accessible from the north. Cedar Island Lake water levels will not be impacted by the project.
This portion of Oxbow Lake Road carries approximately 8,650 vehicles daily. The contractor for the project is Superior Contracting Group of Almont, MI.
For more information on the project, visit the Oxbow Lake Road Culvert Re[placement Over the Huron River in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website, www.rcocweb.org (direct link: https://www.rcocweb.org/664/Oxbow-Lake-Road-Culvert-Replacement-over).