The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the Macomb County Department of Roads, the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and Shelby Township, is seeking public input on a proposed plan to improve the Avon Road/Dequindre Road corridor between the Avon/Dequindre intersection and the 23 Mile Road/Dequindre intersection on the Oakland County/Macomb County border.
The road improvement will include:
- A roundabout at the Avon/Dequindre intersection,
- Replacement of the Avon Road bridge over the Clinton River just east of the Avon/Dequindre intersection,
- A roundabout at the Avon/Dequindre/23 Mile intersection and
- Widening the road between the two intersections to three lanes with a continuous center, left-turn lane.
The project is intended to address traffic congestion, safety concerns and pedestrian accessibility in the area while minimizing impact historic and natural features in the area. The Yates Cider Mill and three local parks are located within the project area.
Details and drawings/diagrams for the proposed project are available at the Avon Road Corridor Improvement Plan page on the RCOC website: https://www.rcocweb.org/556/Avon-Rd-Corridor-Imp-Plan-Dequindre-23-M (to access the site, visit the RCOC homepage – www.rcocweb.org, then click on the “About Us” button on the top left corner of the site, and select the link to the “Avon Road Corridor Improvement Plan”),
Comments or questions about the project can be submitted to RCOC until Oct. 16 via e-mail at email@example.com.
The Avon/Dequindre roundabout is expected to be constructed in late 2021 and 2022 with utility relocation taking place in 2021. A schedule for the remaining items in the project has not yet been established. Also during the project, the Great Lakes Water Authority expects to replace a water main in the project area.
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Editor’s Note: A graphic showing the project elements and locations is below. Additional graphics are available on the project web page (https://www.rcocweb.org/556/Avon-Rd-Corridor-Imp-Plan-Dequindre-23-M).