Improving Royal Oak

CAP1715 Asphalt Resurfacing Improvements

The contractor is nearing completion of curbing replacement for Phase 1 and is moving on to Phase 2 streets. Residents in Phase 2 should mark the locations of their sprinkler lines between the sidewalk and the curb.
The existing asphalt on Phase 1 streets will be milled during the week of May 1st. The streets will still be open to traffic, but cars should plan to drive slower. The contractor will begin concrete base road repairs on Phase 1 streets later in the week.

CAP1715 Phases

CAP1630 Special Assessment Paving Improvements

S. Edison Avenue

The contractor plans to work on water main connections and water service transfers during the week of May 1st. The contractor also plans to begin excavation and grading work along S. Edison Avenue in preparation for paving work towards the end of the week.

11 Mile Road will be patched with temporary asphalt until the contractor is ready for permanent pavement replacement. This will require a temporary lane shift on 11 Mile Road, east of Campbell Road.

Wrenford Road

The contractor plans to finish minor storm sewer upgrades and preparation of the roadway base the week of May 1st. The concrete for the new roadway is expected to be placed later in the week. Vehicles will not be able to drive on the new concrete for approximately one week.

Massoit Road

The contractor plans to begin excavation and grading on Massoit Road in the next one to two weeks.

W. Park Avenue

The contractor has delivered water main pipe to W. Park Avenue and will begin installation once the water main work on S. Edison Avenue is complete. This is tentatively planned for the week of May 8th.

CAP1535 Sherman Drive Construction

The contractor has finished paving the northern half of Sherman Drive from Forestdale Road to the town homes west of Maxwell Avenue. This section of Sherman Drive will remain closed to traffic. The contractor plans to pour driveway approaches adjacent to the new concrete during the week of May 1st. The contractor will likely pour the south half of Sherman Drive within this area the following week.

The contractor will also continue excavation and grading from N. West Street to Maxwell Avenue. Sherman Drive will be closed between N. West Street and Maxwell Avenue, but the intersection at Maxwell Avenue will remain open and access to Oakland Avenue via Maple Avenue will be open.

Sherman Drive Phases

CAP1710 Water Main Improvements

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

On Bellaire Avenue, the contractor has finished installing and connecting the new water main under Campbell Road. The contractor plans to clean up the work zone and is expected to begin paving work in the next few weeks.

On N. Vermont Avenue, the contractor plans to begin to remove and replace sections of pavement in the next few weeks.

On Rochester Road between Donald Avenue and 14 Mile Road, water main installation will begin the week of May 1st. This work will take place primarily in the greenbelt area on the east side of Rochester Road. The easternmost lane of northbound Rochester Road will have intermittent lane closures during work hours.

CAP1505 Concrete Street Repairs

The contractor has saw-cut sections of pavement in preparation for removal. The pavement removal and replacement work is scheduled to begin during the week of May 8th. Work will start at the south end of the city, moving north on one side of the street. Once finished, they plan to repeat the process, working on the other side of the street, moving from south to north. This will allow the road to remain open during construction.

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, starting at the west end of the target area and moving eastward. More information can be found at

2016 Sidewalk Improvement Program

The city's contractor has finished the remaining work on the 2016 Sidewalk Improvement Program and has minor punch list items to be completed in the next week.

CAP1725 Joint Sealing Improvements

The city's contractor will finish this project the week of May 1st. Most of the local road joint sealing is complete and the contractor plans to joint seal the remaining major roads. Major roads with intermittent lane closures include:

  • 13 Mile Road: Woodward Avenue to Main Street
  • S. Washington Avenue: Woodward Avenue to 11 Mile Road
  • S. Main Street: 10 Mile Road to Lincoln Avenue

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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