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Update: Restore M-24 (Lapeer Road) project begins in northern Oakland County
Village of Lake Orion
Village of Oxford
M-24 (Lapeer Road)
Thursday, April 23, 2020
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE:
Late Fall 2020
MDOT will invest $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.
Beginning Thursday, signal work will be performed at the right and center left-turn lanes at the M-24/Drahner Road intersection in preparation of reconstruction at the intersection. Next week, work will move to two locations for approximately four weeks: northbound and southbound M-24 at Drahner Road will have one lane open and northbound M-24 from Indianwood Road to Goldengate Road will have two lanes open while southbound M-24 will have one lane open.
Drahner Road will be closed at the M-24 intersection for approximately four weeks.
Westbound Drahner Road traffic will be detoured to northbound Oxford Lake Drive, then northbound Glaspie Street and westbound Broadway Street to southbound M-24.
Eastbound Drahner Road traffic will be detoured to northbound M-24, then eastbound Broadway Street to southbound Glaspie Street, then southbound Oxford Lake Drive to Drahner Road.
Northbound M-24 traffic will not be allowed to turn onto westbound Drahner Road and will be detoured to westbound Burdick Road, then southbound Pontiac Street back to Drahner Road.
This spring and last fall, multiple utility companies performed needed relocation work in anticipation of this project, which required closures through downtown Oxford with other intermittent lane closures.
The public will be kept informed on this project via the project website at www.RestoreM24.info and 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.
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.