The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will resume work on Phase I on Baldwin Road widening project, from Gregory Road to Morgan Road in Orion Township, on April 8.
This section of Baldwin Road will remain open to traffic; however, there will be lane closures while Dan’s Excavating, contractor for the project, completes the following:
- Driveway and behind-the-curb restoration
- Street lighting (to be done by DTE)
- Installation of High-intensity Activated cross-WalK (HAWK) beacons at the pedestrian crosswalks at the Judah and Gregory roundabouts including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant crosswalks
- Sign installation
The contractor expects to have the remaining work completed by late Spring.
Last year, Baldwin Road was widened from Morgan Road (just north of I-75) to Gregory Road. Roundabouts were constructed at Judah and Gregory roads.
Construction is also continuing on phase II on Baldwin Road from Gregory Road to Waldon Road. In addition to the current utility relocation efforts, work includes 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 Center.
Two-way traffic and access to businesses and homes will be maintained throughout the project.
The approximately $50 million project is being paid for with federal funds and contributions from Orion Township, RCOC and Oakland County general government (through the Tri-Party program).