The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Birmingham and Bloomfield Twp., expects to close Cranbrook Road between 14 Mile Road and Maple Road on the border of the two communities on June 14.
Once closed, the road will remain closed to through traffic until late August. The closure is needed so RCOC can repave the road and make safety improvements.
The safety improvements will include reconstructing the section between Lincoln Road and Maple Road as a three-lane road with a continuous center left-turn lane and three-foot-wide paved shoulders.
The road will also be milled (the existing pavement ground off) followed by placement of three inches of new asphalt. Additionally, the project will include:
- Replacement of damaged curbs
- Modernization of the traffic signal at the Midvale/Cranbrook intersection
- Improvement of sidewalk crosswalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Work on Maple Road from Cranbrook Road west to Glengarry Road
Access to homes and businesses, and Seaholm High School, will be maintained at all times throughout the project. The detour route for Cranbrook Road through traffic during the closure will be 14 Mile Road to Lahser Road to Maple Road and back to Cranbrook/Covington Road and vice versa.
The detour route for Lincoln Road traffic will be Southfield Road to Maple Road and vice versa. Maple Road will remain open throughout the project, but lanes will be closed when needed to complete work between Cranbrook and Glengarry roads.
The project is expected to cost $1.4 million. The project cost will be shared by RCOC, Bloomfield Township, the City of Birmingham, the Birmingham Schools (for the Midvale traffic signal) and Oakland County general government (through the Tri-Party Program).
The contractor for the project is Pro-Line Asphalt of Washington Twp.