Grand River Avenue from Kent Lake Road to Kensington Blvd. in Lyon Township will be closed for three weeks next month to replace a culvert under the road.
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) says that starting Monday, Aug. 7th, Grand River will close for approximately 21 days, although residential and business access will be maintained east and west of the culvert work.
The Road Commission says that after several years of monitoring the deteriorating culvert under the road, which carries approximately 7,400 vehicles daily, they determined that it could not wait another year to replace it.
During the closure, the detour will be Kent Lake Road to Silver Lake Road/Pontiac Trail to New Hudson Drive, back to Grand River Avenue and vice versa.
The project includes:
- Removal of the existing culvert.
- Replacing the old structure with a reinforced-concrete culvert.
- Paving the vicinity of the culvert with asphalt.
- Drainage improvements.
- New guardrail, pavement markings and signs.
The project is expected to cost approximately $350,000. The contractor for the project is Springline Excavating LLC of Farmington Hills.
For more information on the project, visit Grand River Avenue Culvert Replacement (over the Kent Lake Tributary)