The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues to be a leader in road safety and will again apply a “high-friction surface treatment” to improve traction on Clarkston Road from Clearview Drive to Eston Road in Independence Township starting Tuesday, July 6. The original start date of June 28 has been delayed due to weather.
The treatment provides a coarse, sandpaper-like surface designed to improve friction and reduce the likelihood of traffic running off the road.
The process will begin with cleaning the new asphalt that was recently placed on the road. An epoxy will then be applied to the road surface followed by the application of small, coarse gravel to the road’s surface. The road was resurfaced utilizing funding from the Independence Township road millage
During the work, the road will remain open to traffic, and flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone areas. During the evenings, temporary lane markings will be placed, and the road will be completely open to traffic.
The work will be done by Smith’s Waterproofing of Almont, MI. The work is expected to be complete by July 10.
To learn more about high-friction surface treatments, visit: https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadway_dept/pavement_friction/high_friction/.