—Submitted by the Road Commission for Oakland County
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to begin work on the resurfacing of Grand River Avenue from just east of Novi Road to Haggerty Road in Novi March 26, weather permitting.
RCOC’s contractor performed some base repair on several sections of particularly rough pavement in this section of Grand River this past year to provide an improved road surface until the full construction project starts this year.
The 2012 work will include base repair and the application of four inches of new asphalt to the road. Safety improvements are also part of the project, including the addition or extension of right-turn lanes at several location, the addition of three-foot paved shoulders and the reconstruction of pedestrian crosswalks to comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Concrete curbs and gutters will be added where needed to ensure proper drainage.
The work is expected to be completed in late summer. The work will be performed by Cadillac Asphalt of Clarkston.
The total project cost is expected to be approximately $4.1 million. Of that, just over $3.3 million is being paid for with federal funds. RCOC is contributing $464,000, while the city is adding $272,000 and Oakland County General Government (through the Tri-Party Program) is putting in $64,000.