Road Commission of Oakland County 12 Mile Resurfacing Public Information Meeting set for February 15

February 2, 2024

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Southfield, will host a public information meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, about the planned 2024 planned resurfacing of 12 Mile Road, Telegraph Road to Northwestern Highway.

The meeting is from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Adlai Stevenson Elementary School, 27777 Lahser Road, Southfield. The meeting will be open-house format -- there will be no formal presentations. RCOC staff will be present to answer questions throughout the meeting.

The approximately $4.4 million road construction project is funded mostly with federal funds and contributions from RCOC, the City of Southfield and Oakland County general government (through the Tri-Party Program).

The project includes:

  • Removing existing pavement and resurfacing with two layers of asphalt.
  • Replacing two culverts under the road with concrete culverts.
  • Repairing curbs and gutters.
  • Installing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant crosswalks.
  • Upgrading SMART bus stops within the project limits.
  • Modernizing traffic signals at the following locations:
    • Franklin Road/12 Mile Road intersection.
    • Case Avenue/12 Mile Road intersection.
    • Dufty Street/12 Mile Road intersection.
    • Lockdale Street/12 Mile Road intersection.

Utility relocation and tree removal work is expected to start in the winter and spring of 2024. Construction is expected to start in the late summer of 2024 and conclude in the fall.

Two-way traffic will be maintained during most of the project with separate weekend closures for the removal and replacement of the two culverts under the road.

The detour during the weekend closures will be 12 Mile Road to Inkster Road to Telegraph Road, back to 12 Mile Road and vice versa. The closure dates will be announced.

Additionally, DTE Energy is expected to conduct an unrelated underground utility upgrade project along this section of 12 Mile Road that will likely result in a closure of the same section of eastbound 12 Mile Road for up to six weeks in the spring prior to the start of RCOC’s project.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting who requires special accommodations in accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Title VI, including those requiring language assistance, should call RCOC at 248-645-2000 and ask to be directed to the Engineering Department to submit your request. The Road Commission will provide such services free of charge, with reasonable advanced notice.

For more information on the project, visit 12 Mile Road, Telegraph Road to Northwestern Hwy. page in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website, (direct link:

For questions on the project, contact RCOC through any of the following methods: