The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will begin a two- year construction project on Baldwin Road, from Morgan Road to Gregory Road in Orion Township, on Tuesday, July 18.
The project involves widening and reconstructing this section of Baldwin and the construction of two modern roundabouts. The work is part of a larger project that will include widening and reconstructing Baldwin from Gregory to Waldon and the construction of three additional roundabouts.
Utility relocation work is currently underway along the project. The prime contractor for this phase of the project, Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township, will begin replacing water mains and removing buildings necessary for the widening of the road. There will be limited traffic interruption this year.
Baldwin will be reconstructed 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 1 is expected to conclude in November of 2018.
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-medianfour-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 will be paid for with federal funds and contributions from Orion Township, RCOC and Oakland County general government (through the Tri-Party program).