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South Main Street Construction in Royal Oak to Run Through November

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(City of Royal Oak, June 4, 2016)

Royal Oak, MI – Drivers on South Main Street may notice some orange barrels in the coming weeks as the area will be under construction. Here is the info:

Project area:

South Main Street from West 10 Mile Road to Lincoln Avenue


The goal of this project is to enhance vehicular, bicyclist, and pedestrian travel and to provide Royal Oak a more aesthetic corridor to the downtown district.

What you need to know:

The staged construction operations will limit vehicle travel to one lane northbound and one lane ChamberAd_02southbound.  Please note that the recently installed temporary bike lanes will be removed prior to construction.  Access to businesses will be maintained during construction.  Business delivery operations for adjacent streets shall be coordinated with the city, the contractor, the hired manager, and the owner.

Construction Duration:

The project begins in early June 2016 and goes through November 2016.  Work is currently not scheduled on Sundays, holidays, or downtown festivals.


The contractor is Warren Contractors and Development, Inc. of Shelby Township, Michigan.  The city has hired Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. of Farmington Hills, Michigan to oversee the project on behalf of the city.

The funding of this project is split betweenwrightADJENtall
federal STPU grant, the city major road fund, and special assessment.


On-street parking will be restricted at certain locations because of the staging operations to allow northbound and southbound traffic during construction.  Table 1 below shows the tentative schedule for the proposed work:

Trash Pickup: 

There will be no change in the trash pickup dates and the trash will be taken care of as usual during the construction operations.  If necessary, the trash may need to be moved by the contractor to the nearest intersection for pickup.  Please have address markings on all trash and recycling containers so they can be returned to the proper house.  The city will work with individuals adjacent to S. Main Street properties for dinos02sidelogo3trash and delivery access.

Scope of work:

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, Jacks Adstamped colored concrete, trees, and ornamental street lighting.

Projected work schedule:

Click here for schedule.


Existing conditions & General Roadway/Streetcape Plans

Improvents/Cross Section


For more on the City of Royal Oak see

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