Cranbrook from Maple to 14 closing June 14
In a partnership between the city of Birmingham, Bloomfield Township and the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), Cranbrook Road between 14 Mile and Maple roads will close for reconstruction Monday, June 14 through late August.
Once closed, the RCOC said the road will remain closed to through traffic so RCOC can repave the road and make safety improvements. Safety improvements include reconstructing the section between Maple and Lincoln roads as a three-lane road with a continuous center left-turn lane and three-foot wide paved shoulders.
The road will also be milled, meaning the existing pavement will be ground off, followed by the placement of three inches of new asphalt. The project will also replace damaged curbs, modernize the traffic signal at the Midvale/Cranbrook intersection, improve sidewalk crosswalks to comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and work on Maple Road from Cranbrook Road west to Glengarry.
The cost of the project is projected at $1.4 million, to be shared by RCOC, Bloomfield Township, the city of Birmingham, Birmingham Public Schools for the Midvale traffic signal, and Oakland County general government through their Tri-Party program.
Access to homes, businesses and Seaholm High School will be maintained at all times.
The detour route for Cranbrook Road during the closure is 14 Mile Road to Lahser Road to Maple Road, back to Cranbrook/Covington Road, and vice versa.
The detour route for Lincoln Road traffic is Southfield Road to Maple Road and vice versa.
Maple Road will remain open throughout the project, lanes will close as needed to complete work between Cranbrook and Glengarry roads.