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Oakland Street Construction Project

Road closure notification
Beginning Wednesday August 14, southbound Farmington Road from Shiawassee Road to Grand River Avenue will be closed. Traffic will be required to use the posted detour route that directs traffic to take westbound Shiawassee Street to eastbound Grand River. It is anticipated that the detour route will be in place for four weeks (weather permitting). Northbound Farmington Road will remain open for the duration of the project.

Project update, as of July 31, 2019
The contractor has completed the following items:
  • Water Main installation
  • Storm Sewer work
  • Sanitary Sewer work
  • Underground Electrical work near complete

1-2 Two Week Outlook:
  • Water main tie-ins and services
  • Pavement removals
  • Cutting of road grade
Oakland Street is currently accessible only from Farmington Road.

The Farmington Council and Downtown Development Authority approved the Oakland Street capital improvement project in the downtown. The project includes street repairs and paving, water and sewer upgrades, as well as streetscape enhancement. Enhancements to the street will give the downtown more than a dozen new parking spots.
“This is a great example of the DDA and City collaborating on a high-impact capitol project,” said DDA Executive Director Kate Knight. “The City is contributing through their water and sewer fund to provide a much needed upgrade to the infrastructure.  The DDA is funding the streetscape elements to provide a safe and attractive walkable improvement, with ADA accessibility.  Overall, the project will develop a strong gateway into downtown with safe pedestrian connections from our neighborhoods and newly created parking spaces.”

The construction of removing and replacing Oakland Street along with the water main underneath began Friday, July 12. The limits of this project extend on Oakland Street from Grand River Avenue to Farmington Road and also include the southeast corner of Liberty Street and Grand River Avenue. Residents, please be advised that there is a possibility you may be without water for a short period of time during construction.
Driveway access to all residences will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. There will be times Oakland Street will be closed and an alternate route will need to be taken when attempting to enter from Grand River Avenue or Farmington Road. It is anticipated that it will take approximately 10 weeks (weather permitting) to complete the road reconstruction. Additional information will be provided to all affected residents at a later date.