Drivers traveling on Maple Road will be faced with a westbound lane closure as the second phase of the Maple Road project is completed.

Drivers traveling on Maple Road will be faced with a westbound lane closure as the second phase of the Maple Road project is completed.

File photo by Deb Jacques


Second phase of Maple construction underway

By: Maddie Forshee | West Bloomfield Beacon | Published April 13, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The second phase of the Maple Road resurfacing project began Monday, April 9. 

For the project, parts of Maple Road will be closed to traffic in the upcoming months as the westbound lane of the road is resurfaced by the Road Commission for Oakland County. 

Crews are resurfacing Maple Road from Halsted Road to Drake Road, and they are adding a continuous center left-turn lane, right-turn lanes, paved shoulders, curbs and gutters. 

“When this is done, the entire section will be resurfaced with that center left-turn lane,” said Craig Bryson, senior manager of communications for the Road Commission. “It will be a big improvement.” 

The project should last about five months. The first phase of the project began July 17 of last year and ended Nov. 22.

The project will not interfere with the preservation overlays also happening in West Bloomfield Township, Bryson said. 

“Preservation overlays are very short projects,” he said. “It only involves about three days of work, typically over two weeks.” 

Traffic traveling westbound will be detoured to Drake to 14 Mile to Halsted.

The 2-mile project costs $5.5 million and was funded by federal and local dollars. Local funding was shared by the township and the Road Commission. 

“The township is enthusiastic about the second phase of the Maple Road construction,” said Township Supervisor Steven Kaplan. “Safety and stream of traffic will be improved by the addition of a continuous left-turn lane.” 

For more information about the project, visit www.rcocweb.org.