The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and West Bloomfield Township this morning (Tuesday, Nov. 29) marked the completion of the Maple Road/Orchard Lake Road intersection widening project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The intersection has been under construction since July. The $3.35 million project was primarily funded by West Bloomfield Township with RCOC providing construction engineering services.
The project included:
· The addition of dual left-turn lanes on the northbound and westbound approaches
· Traffic-signal modifications
· New asphalt pavement
· Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian crosswalks
· Decorative lighting and poles
The contractor for the project was Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township. Some landscaping restoration work and other items must yet be completed, but all traffic lanes are now open.
“This is an important improvement to the Orchard Lake corridor and to West Bloomfield Township,” noted RCOC Chairman Ron Fowkes. “We greatly appreciate the township’s participation in this project. This has been a great partnership.”
West Bloomfield Township Supervisor Steve Kaplan concurred. “West Bloomfield Township is elated over the professionalism and competence of the Road Commission for Oakland County,” Kaplan said. “The road project enhances the safety and appearance of the busy Maple and Orchard Lake intersection.”