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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020
CONTACT: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, CrossD2@Michigan.gov
Northbound M-24 closing at Drahner Road as work begins in downtown Oxford in northern Oakland County
COMMUNITIES: Orion Township
Village of Lake Orion
Village of Oxford
M-24 (Lapeer Road)
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE:
Late fall 2020
Beginning Monday, the next phase of work will begin in downtown Oxford and requires closing northbound M-24 from Drahner Road to Harriet Street through late fall. The work at the M-24/Drahner Road intersection will now move to the west side of the intersection for approximately a month. This will close through-traffic and prohibit left turns from northbound M-24 to westbound Drahner Road; traffic will be detoured to eastbound Drahner Road. Southbound M-24 traffic will have one lane open from Harriet Street to Drahner Road and will not be able to go westbound on Drahner Road; traffic will be detoured to westbound Burdick Road.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $33 million to reconstruct and resurface parts of M-24 in Oakland County. The project limits along M-24 are between Goldengate Street in Orion Township to Harriet Street in Oxford Township, with the villages of Oxford and Lake Orion also being affected.
Northbound M-24 has one lane open from Goldengate Street to Drahner Road through late fall. Beginning Monday, northbound M-24 will be closed at Drahner Road and detoured. Traffic will be detoured via eastbound Drahner Road to northbound Oxford Lake Drive, then northbound on Glaspie Street/Oxford Road to westbound Ray Road, then back to M-24.
Southbound M-24 will have one lane open from Harriet Street to Goldengate Street through late fall.
Work beginning Monday will block access from southbound M-24 to westbound Drahner Road through June. The detour is southbound M-24 to westbound Burdick Road, then southbound Pontiac Street back to Drahner Road.
Eastbound Drahner Road will be detoured via northbound Pontiac Street to eastbound Burdick Street, then southbound Glaspie Street to southbound Oxford Lake Drive, back to Drahner Road.
Westbound Drahner Road will be detoured via northbound Oxford Lake Drive to northbound Glaspie Street, then westbound Burdick Street to southbound Pontiac Street, back to Drahner Road.
Once the Drahner Road intersection is completed, work will be performed at the M-24/Burdick Road intersection, along with other side streets. Stay informed about this project at www.RestoreM24.info; e-mail updates can be requested at the website.
Extending the center left-turn lanes, improving the pavement surface, adjusting lane widths, and consolidating driveways will increase motorist safety by reducing the number of crashes in this area.
These bridge repairs will provide a smoother driving surface and will extend the life of the structure.
ESSENTIAL WORK: This road construction project is an essential function. Transportation workers in the field follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit their risk of getting sick.