Improving Royal Oak

CAP1715 Asphalt Resurfacing Improvements

The contractor is scheduled to begin work for this project on Monday April 17th. They will begin placing traffic control barrels and signs this Friday. The project will be grouped into four different phases as follows:

CAP1715 Phases

The contractor will begin removing and replacing sections of curb on Phase 1 streets starting next week. The contractor will also be digging to verify the location and depths of gas services for all phases next week. Please do not remove stakes placed by the contractor to identify your gas services.

CAP1630 Special Assessment Paving Improvements

This project includes the paving of several gravel roads, and improvements in two city alleys. The contractor will begin work on this project the week of April 17th, starting with water main work on S. Edison Avenue.  The contractor will install the new water main under 11 Mile Road by boring under the roadway.  This will require a traffic shift on 11 Mile Road, with at least one lane of traffic open in each direction.
Later next week, the contractor will also begin grading work for the paving of Wrenford Road, between Arlington Drive and Seminole Drive.

CAP1535 Sherman Drive Construction

All water main and storm sewer work is now complete.  The contractor will continue to prepare for paving between 11 Mile Road and N. West Street, and anticipates placing concrete for this short block early next week.
The contractor will also continue grading the roadway from Forestdale to the east as shown in Phase 1 on the map below.  The green areas will be closed to traffic.

Sherman Drive Phases

CAP1710 Water Main Improvements

Bellaire Avenue, Ferris Avenue, N. Vermont Avenue, Rochester Road

On Bellaire Avenue, the contractor will install the new water main under Campbell Road by boring under the roadway.  This work will require temporary lane closures, with one lane of traffic open in each direction on Campbell Road.  The contractor is scheduled to complete all water service transfers to the new water main the week of April 17th.

The water main on N. Vermont Avenue has been successfully tested and will be connected to the city’s water main next week.  Properties that will be without water during water main connections will be notified via door hanger the day beforehand. Shutdowns are typically 4 to 8 hours long.

CAP1505 Concrete Street Repairs

The contractor has begun to saw-cut sections of pavement in preparation for removal. The pavement removal and replacement work is scheduled to begin in May. Work will start at the south end of the city and move north.

2017 Sidewalk Improvement Program

The city has mailed estimates to property owners located within this year's sidewalk improvement target area. The project area is generally located north of 13 Mile Road and east of the railroad tracks.  Work is scheduled to begin in May, working from west to east. More information can be found at

2016 Sidewalk Improvement Program

The city's contractor is currently working north of 14 Mile Road, finishing the remaining work from 2016.

More projects are scheduled to begin in the next couple months, with more information to come. Click here for a map of the city's 2017 projects.

Please note that construction schedules are tentative, and may change based on weather delays, subcontractors or substantial field modifications. These updates are based on the information currently available.

You can visit to view the 2017 project map, find copies of mailed construction notices, and read about the city's various construction projects.
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