Royal Oak road construction starting in June

Posted at 11:41 AM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 11:41:52-04

If you travel through Royal Oak, there may be more traffic due to new construction on South Main Street from West 10 Mile Road to Lincoln Ave.

Improved vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian travel is the goal for this project.

The construction starts early in June and is scheduled to end in November 2016 with no scheduled work on Sundays, holidays, and downtown festivals.

There will be one lane open northbound and southbound during the construction.  

You can check the tentative schedule for where the work will be for restricted on-street parking.

The projects for this from the city of Royal Oak are:

  • Milling, patching, and resurfacing of S. Main Street.

  • Minor road widening for landscaped median, southbound dual right-turn lanes at W. 10 Mile Road, and more on-street parking north of Kenilworth Avenue.

  • Striping S. Main Street into a five lane roadway section with a center left turn lane north of Tiffany Avenue for improved business/residence access and sharrow symbols for designated bike use lanes.

  • Replacement of traffic signal at E. Harrison Avenue and pedestrian countdown signals at Kenilworth Avenue.

  • Decorative landscape and green infrastructure (bio-retention cells) at select intersections.

  • Completing decorative streetscape at incomplete blocks with wider sidewalk, stamped colored concrete, trees, and ornamental street lighting.

For more information, you can check out the maps of the plans and the improvements.