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Maple/Middlebelt roundabout opening delayed until mid-December due to weather

Posted: 11:01 AM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-27 11:01:16-05

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — Drivers in West Bloomfield will have to avoid a heavily-trafficked intersection for a few more weeks.

The Road Commission for Oakland County has delayed the opening of the roundabout at Maple Road and Middlebelt until around mid December due to weather-related issues.

The intersection closed to traffic on Sept. 14 and was expected to reopen in late November.

“We appreciate the public’s patience while we work to improve the intersection,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar said. “Unfortunately, this morning’s weather and the Veteran’s Day snowstorm have not been favorable for paving operations; however, the contractor plans to resume that work during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.”

According to the RCOC, the contractor has dedicated additional resources to the project to complete it this year.