The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has reopened John R Road between Square Lake Road and South Boulevard to through traffic in the City of Troy. The two-mile stretch of road has been under construction since April 29.
The approximate cost is $16.2 million, and the project was funded with federal funding, state funding, City of Troy funding as well as contributions from RCOC and the City of Rochester Hills.
The project includes:
Two miles of asphalt reconstruction and widening
- Drainage improvements
- New curbs and gutters
- Updated pedestrian crosswalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Eight-foot-wide sidewalk constructed on west side of John R and 10-foot-wide asphalt path constructed on east side of John R
- Bridge deck replacement over the Nelson Drain
- Street lighting
- New signs and pavement markings
- New traffic signals at John R/Square Lake and John R/South Blvd.
- Sanitary sewer construction
- New water main and fire hydrants
Periodic lane closures will continue as the contractor does behind the curb restoration work over the next few weeks and again in the spring of 2020.
“We greatly appreciate the patience of motorists while John R was under construction,” said RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “The City of Troy continues to be a great partner on road improvements on RCOC roads throughout the city,” he added.
In 2018, several utilities were relocated along John R prior construction. Relocating the utilities prior to construction helped with the late fall 2019 project completion.
John R between South Blvd. and Long Lake Road carries approximately 14,000 vehicles daily.
The contractor for the project is Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township.