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Posted on: March 1, 2018



The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to begin the second phase of a two-year reconstruction project that includes the widening of Dequindre Road to five lanes between Long Lake Road and Burningbush Dr. on the Troy/Sterling Heights border on March 5.

On March 5, the contractor, Dan’s Excavating, will begin work on storm sewer installation on the west side of Dequindre. Traffic will not be impacted during this work.

Dequindre will remain open with one lane each for northbound and southbound traffic throughout the project. Access will be maintained to all homes and businesses along the road throughout construction.       

The project is intended to provide increased traffic capacity, improved safety and greater accessibility for pedestrians and other non-motorized users.

The approximately $16.5 million project is funded with a mix of federal and local dollars. Local funding is shared by RCOC, the Macomb County Department of Roads and the cities of Troy and Sterling Heights.                   

The project includes:

  • Reconstructing and widening Dequindre Road to five lanes from Long Lake Road to Burningbush Drive. 
  • The reconstructed road will include two through lanes in each direction as well as a continuous center left-turn lane.
  • New concrete curbs and gutters and new traffic signals will be installed.
  • Significant drainage improvements will be made.
  • Pedestrian crosswalks will be upgraded to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

During last year’s phase one construction of this section of Dequindre Road, a major storm sewer was replaced at the intersection of Square Lake and Dequindre, and necessary utility relocation, needed for the widening, was completed. Temporary travel lanes were also constructed to prepare for the second phase of the project.  

The Dequindre project is expected to be complete in late fall of 2018. The contractor for the project is Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township. For more information on the Dequindre Road construction project, visit the project page on the RCOC Website:

Dequindre Road Project
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