The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will resume work on Phase I of a two-year construction project on Baldwin Road, from Gregory Road to Morgan Road in Orion Township, on April 2.
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.
A majority of utility relocation and leveling/earth work for the road widening was completed in 2018. The prime contractor for this phase of the project, Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township, will begin storm sewer work on April 2. There will be limited traffic interruptions for northbound and southbound traffic on Baldwin Road.
As part of the project, Gregory Road will close at Baldwin Road approximately April 19. The detour route for Gregory traffic will be Baldwin Road to Morgan Road to Rohr Road, back to Gregory Road and vice versa.
Additionally, Morgan, Judah and Jordan roads will close at Baldwin Road at later dates; however, neither will be closed until Gregory Road has reopened at Baldwin. The closures are necessary for work on storm sewers, drainage, pavement and completion of water main work.
Additional closures as part of the project are:
- Morgan Road at Baldwin will close once Gregory Road has reopened at Baldwin Road on approximately May 7. The detour for Morgan Road traffic will be Baldwin Road to Gregory Road to Rohr Road, back to Morgan Road and vice versa.
- Judah Road at Baldwin Road will close to through traffic at a date to be determined.
- Jordan Road at Baldwin Road will also close at a date to be determined.
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 approximately November of 2018.
Phase II construction on Baldwin Road, from Gregory to Waldon, 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 will be paid for with federal funds and contributions from Orion Township, RCOC and Oakland County general government (through the Tri-Party program). Once construction begins, there will be a workzone camera onsite that will allow visitors to the RCOC Website to see photos of the project area that will be updated every 15 minutes.
To learn more about the Baldwin Road project, visit the project page on RCOC’s website at: http://www.rcocweb.org/329/Baldwin-Road-2017-2019.
For information on 2018 road projects throughout Oakland County, visit: https://oakgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=bf10ce0562104a5f8735ea3a1ad83730.