The Great Lakes Water Authority and Road Commission for Oakland County have begun the second phase of infrastructure improvements in the area of the Avon Road corridor between Dequindre and 23 Mile Road.
The work requires east Avon Road to be closed to through traffic between the Avon and Dequindre Road roundabout to just west of the intersection of 23 Mile and Dequindre through approximately mid-August 2023. Starting in early April 2023, the intersection of 23 Mile and Dequindre will also be closed to through traffic.
The detour for the east Avon Road closure is Dequindre Road to Hamlin Road, east to Ryan Road, north to 23 Mile Road and west back to Dequindre Road, and vice versa.
The infrastructure improvements will increase the reliability of GLWA's 96-inch water main, which serves multiple communities and over one million residents. In addition, the project will improve access for operations and maintenance, relocate the water main outside of businesses and backyards, and improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at critical intersections. GLWA will continue to provide drinking water to the communities it serves throughout construction.
Phase two also includes:
Installation of 2,200 linear feet of 96-inch diameter welded steel pipe
Reconstruction and widening of east Avon Road
Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Dequindre & 23 Mile Road
Replacement of a corrugated metal pipe culvert at the Yates mill race.
Additional information and updates can be found at glwater.org/96inchwatermain or call 877-237-7311.