WIXOM ROAD BRIDGE OVER THE HURON RIVER IN MILFORD TWP./COMMERCE TWP. BORDER TO CLOSE JULY 29 THROUGH LATE OCTOBER FOR REPLACEMENT
Beverly Hills, MI – The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close Wixom Road at the bridge over the Huron River on the Milford Township/Commerce Township border beginning July 29 for demolition and reconstruction of the bridge.
Wixom Road will remain closed to traffic until the project’s completion in late October. The detour route is Glengary Road to Benstein Road to Bass Lake Road to Sleeth Road, back to Wixom Road and vice versa.
The Huron River will also close to canoe/kayak traffic at the bridge on July 29 while the existing bridge is being demolished. The river is expected to open in early August but may close for short periods of time throughout the project. Construction will occur with the goal of minimizing the impact on canoe/kayak traffic.
The $2.2 million project, covered 95 percent by the State of Michigan’s Local Bridge Program and 5 percent by the RCOC, includes:
Demolition of existing bridge
Construction of new, single-span bridge
The contractor for this project is Grand River Construction of Hudsonville, MI. This section of Wixom Road carries 9,750 vehicles daily.