The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has closed Fish Lake Road, from Grange Hall Road to Academy Road in Holly Township, to relocate utilities and replace two culverts under the road. The project completion is expected in late October.
The culverts carry the Shiawassee River and the Patterson-Holly Drain under the road. During the closure, access to homes will be maintained north and south of the culvert work (the culverts will be replaced one at a time).
The detour for through traffic during the closure is Grange Hall Road to Saginaw Street to Academy Road, back to Fish Lake Road and vice versa.
The approximately $2.5 million project is funded with federal and RCOC dollars.
The project includes:
- Removal and replacement of the two culverts under the road
- Resurfacing the road over the culverts with asphalt
- New wing walls on the culverts
- Drainage improvements
- New guardrail and traffic signs
The contractor for the work is Zito Construction of Grand Blanc. This section of Fish Lake Road carries approximately 3,780 vehicles daily.
For more information on the project, visit the Fish Lake Road Culverts project page in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website, www.rcocweb.org, (direct link: http://rcocweb.org/585/Fish-Lake-Road-Culvert-Replacements).