The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will host a public information meeting about the widening of Baldwin Road in Orion Township on Wednesday, June 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The meeting will take place at Waldon Middle School, 2590 Waldon Road (between Baldwin and Joslyn roads) Orion Township. The meeting will be open-house format -- there will be no formal presentations. RCOC staff will be present to answer questions throughout the public meeting.
The project will take place in two phases. Phase I is scheduled to start in July and be completed in November 2018.
It includes the section of Baldwin between Morgan and Gregory, and will include reconstructing the road as a wide-median four-lane boulevard between Morgan and Judah and a five-lane road between Judah and Gregory. Roundabouts will be constructed at the Judah and Gregory intersections.
Phase II is scheduled to start in late 2018 and be completed in 2019. Phase II will include construction of a narrow-median four-lane boulevard from Gregory to Maybee, a wide-median four-lane boulevard between Maybee and Waldon and the construction of three roundabouts at the intersections of Waldon, Maybee and the Great Lakes Athletic Club.
The $43 million project cost will be paid for with federal funds and contributions from Orion Township, RCOC and Oakland County general government (through the Tri-Party program).