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Pine Tree Road to be Repaved, Starting Late July

Pine Tree Road to be Repaved, Starting Late July

(RCOC, July 19, 2018)

Orion Township, MI-  The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has approved a cost-participation agreement with Orion Township to resurface Pine Tree Road.

The project will involve pulverizing the existing pavement, the placement of new asphalt, ditching, drainage improvements and the installation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant pedestrian crosswalks. The agreement was approved by the RCOC Board on July 12.

The total project cost is expected to be approximately $760,000. Of that amount, approximately $430,000 will be paid for through the Tri-Party Program, which involves equal parts contributed by the Road Commission, the township and Oakland County general government. The remainder will be paid for by RCOC.

“This is a great project that will really benefit the community, and we appreciate our partners – Orion Township and Oakland County general government – for participating in the cost through the Tri-Party Program,” stated RCOC Chairman Eric Wilson.

Michael Gingell, chairman of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, who represents the Orion area, concurred. I am pleased that the Pine Tree Road project is moving forward, and I look forward to seeing it completed,” Gingell said. “It is important that we continue investing in our roads and funding projects like Pine Tree Road.”

Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett agreed. “We are thrilled to partner with the Road Commission for Oakland County and Oakland County on this important project,” Barnett stated. “Pine Tree Road is an important ‘cut-through’ road used by thousands of residents daily. The Tri-Party Program is a great way for local units of government like Orion Township to leverage our dollars to make the most impact.”

The project is expected to start in late July or early August and be completed by the end of September. During the work, the road will be closed to through traffic. The detour route for through traffic will be Clarkston Road to Joslyn Road to Heights Road and back to Pine Tree Road and vice versa.

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