The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will begin preliminary work in preparation for a construction improvement project at the South Blvd/Livernois intersection on the Troy/Rochester Hills border on May 8.
Florence Cement, primary contractor for the project, will begin traffic signal work on Monday, May 8, in preparation for a traffic shift that will take place on Thursday, May 11. The traffic shift will reduce approaches to the intersection to one lane in each direction, all turns will still be allowed. Additionally, the South Blvd/Livernois traffic signal will operate one leg of the intersection at a time for the duration of the construction project.
The $875,000 intersection project is funded with federal dollars. The project includes:
- Resurfacing and widening of South Blvd./Livernois intersection
- Adding northbound, southbound and westbound right-turn lanes at the intersection
- New traffic signal
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian crossings
Even though the intersection will remain open to traffic and carries approximately 22,000 vehicles daily, motorists can expect heavy delays are advised to seek an alternate route.
The intersection project is expected to conclude in mid-September.
Access to residential property and businesses will be maintained throughout the project.