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Stretch of John R Road closes today in Troy for construction

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TROY, Mich. – John R Road will be closed between Square Lake Road and South Boulevard to through traffic in the city of Troy starting Monday, April 29.

This closure is expected to last until about May 19, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced. Crews will be excavating poor soil as part of the widening of John R between Long Lake and M-59.

John R between Square Lake and Long Lake roads will close to southbound traffic beginning April 29 through late fall. This section of northbound John R will remain open to traffic. The detour for the closures is South Blvd to Dequindre Road to Long Lake Road, back to John R and vice versa.

By about May 19, northbound John R will be open for the entire project, from Long Lake to South Boulevard. The detour for southbound traffic will remain South Blvd to Dequindre Road to Long Lake
Road, back to John R.

Residential and business access along John R within the project will be maintained throughout the
project.

The project involves widening and reconstructing John R to three lanes with a continuous center leftturn lane. This will cost about $16.2 million, and the project is funded with federal funding, state funding and city of Troy funding as well as contributions from RCOC and the City of Rochester Hills.

​Closures recap: 

April 29, 2019:  

Complete closure of John R between Square Lake Road and Adkins Street for excavation of bad soil.   The closure will be for approximately 21 days with only northbound John R reopening to traffic on approximately May 19. Saxony Drive at John R will also close; residents are advised to use Square Lake Road for subdivision access. The detour is South Blvd to Dequindre Road to Long Lake Road, back to John R.

April 29, 2019: 

John R between Long Lake Road and Square Lake Road will be open to northbound traffic only for the duration of the project through late fall. The detour for southbound traffic is South Blvd to Dequindre Road to Long Lake Road, back to John R.  

May 19,  2019:  

Southbound John R between South Blvd and Long Lake Road will close to traffic for duration of the project.  Detour is South Boulevard to Dequindre Road to Long Lake Road, back to John R.


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