Road Commission to host public information meeting about 12 Mile Road

By: Kathryn Pentiuk | Southfield Sun | Published February 8, 2024

File photo by Patricia O’Blenes


SOUTHFIELD — The Road Commission for Oakland County and the city of Southfield will host a public information meeting about the 2024 resurfacing of 12 Mile Road from Telegraph Road to Northwestern Highway 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Adlai Stevenson Elementary School, 27777 Lahser Road. The meeting will be in an open-house format, with no formal presentations. Road Commission staff will be present to address questions from residents throughout the meeting.

The $4.4 million construction project is funded mostly by federal funds and contributions from the Road Commission, the city of Southfield and Oakland County. The project includes:

• Removing existing pavement and resurfacing with two layers of asphalt.

• Replacing two culverts under the road with concrete culverts.

• Repairing curbs and gutters.

• Installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant crosswalks.

• Upgrading SMART bus stops within the project limits.

• Modernizing traffic signals at the Franklin Road/12 Mile Road intersection, the Case Avenue/12 Mile Road intersection, the Dufty Street/12 Mile Road intersection and the Lockdale Street/12 Mile Road intersection.

The utility relocation and tree removal work is expected to begin in the winter and spring of 2024, with construction expected to start in the late summer and conclude this fall. There will be two-way traffic during most of the project, with separate weekend closures to remove and replace the two culverts under the road. During the weekend closures, the detour route will be 12 Mile Road to Inkster Road to Telegraph Road, back to 12 Mile Road, and vice versa.

The closure dates will be announced. DTE Energy is expected to conduct an unrelated underground utility upgrade project along this section of 12 Mile Road that will result in a closure of the same section of eastbound 12 Mile Road for up to six weeks in the spring prior to the start of the Road Commission’s project. For more information, visit, call (877) 858-4804 or email