Improving Royal Oak

Construction Project Updates

The city realizes construction will be an inconvenience and all efforts to expedite the work will be utilized to minimize traffic conflicts and access to various properties abutting the project. If you have questions you can contact the Engineering Division at 248.246.3260.

There will be no construction work allowed over the holiday weekend and on Monday September 3rd.
Happy Labor Day!

2018 Project Map

CAP2007 Gardenia Avenue Improvements

East of Main Street to Campbell Road

Contractor: AJAX Paving Industries, Inc.

The city will be resurfacing Gardenia Avenue from just east of Main Street (east of Frentz & Sons Hardware) to Campbell Road. Construction is scheduled to be completed by mid-October 2018. The city has closed Gardenia Avenue to thru-traffic and is prohibiting side street traffic from entering Gardenia between Main Street and Campbell Road as shown on the map below.

The contractor has completed roadway concrete at the intersection of Alexander Avenue.  The contractor will finish removals at the east end of Gardenia Avenue at Campbell Road, and plans to pour concrete during the week of September 4th.

CAP1806 S. Campbell Road Resurfacing

10 Mile Road to 11 Mile Road

Contractor: Iafrate Construction Company

The contractor plans to switch traffic to the east half of the road beginning on Tuesday September 4th.  One lane will continue to be open in each direction. The following left turns will not be allowed during this phase of construction:

  • Northbound and southbound Campbell Road at 11 Mile Road
  • Eastbound Lincoln Avenue at S. Campbell Road

During the week, the contractor plans to remove grass and sections of pavement beginning at Lincoln Avenue and heading north.  Residents will receive a door-hanger notice if their driveway access will be unavailable.

You can find more information on the project at

CAP1720 Royal Oak Roadway Rain Gardens

Contractor: Anglin Civil, LLC

This project is located within the median of E. Fourth Street between S. Blair Avenue and S. Connecticut Avenue.  Four rain gardens will be installed along the outer edges of the median and will be planted with native perennial plantings.  Rainwater from the roadway will drain into the rain gardens to help keep water out of the city’s sewer system.

The contractor plans to install rain garden plantings after Labor Day, and there will be minimal work during the week of September 4th.
Visit our website at to learn more about rain gardens.

CAP1815 Asphalt Resurfacing Improvements

Contractor: AJAX Paving Industries, Inc.

The project is divided into three phases:

CAP1815 Phasing

The contractor is working to finish all restoration and is also performing “punch-list” work to correct deficiencies throughout the project.

The contractor will be applying a rejuvenating agent to the surface of all the streets to help extend the pavement life on Wednesday September 5th.  The contractor will put “No Parking” signs in place the day before so that all vehicles are off the new pavement.

CAP1835 Road Reconstruction Improvements

Contractor: Hard Rock Concrete, Inc.

Informational Presentation: The Engineering Division prepared a presentation to discuss the details of this project.  If you haven’t seen it, you can view the presentation here.

The project is substantially complete. Topsoil and sod restoration is ongoing on various streets.  Replacement trees are scheduled to be planted on Woodland Avenue and Yorba Linda on September 4th, and will then work on lawn restoration on Parkway, Yorba Linda and Bonnie View Drive.

CAP1505 Concrete Street Repairs

Contractor: Galui Construction Company, Inc.

The contractor plans to finish the other half Woodslee and will then continue working on the streets north of 13 Mile, west of Woodward Avenue during the week of September 4th.

CAP1822 Non-Motorized Improvements

Contractor: Warren Contractors & Development, Inc.

The inside lanes of N. Main Street from Euclid Avenue (south of 12 Mile Road) to Normandy Road are currently closed, with one lane open in each direction along the outer edge of the road.

The contractor plans to install hot mix asphalt around the new median islands on N. Main Street during the week of September 4th.

You can find more information about the project at

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 2018 project map, find copies of mailed construction notices, and read about the city's various construction projects.
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