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Grand River Resurfacing to Begin March 26

The construction is expected to last throughout the summer.

—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.

Karen A March 12, 2012 at 08:21 PM
YES! this is long overdue. Let'sall keep our fingers crossed for great weather and a safe and timely project!
Richard March 29, 2012 at 09:57 PM
This will be a tragedy and a great waste of money if they don't open up the road to 4 or five lanes (center lane for laft turn) of traffic. You can't get anywhere in Novi during high traffic periods as slow drivers restrict people from going over 35 even in areas of 45 mph speed zones. Thanks for your attention. Rich

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