Avon and Dequindre Roads are Closed at Intersection Near Yates Cider Mill

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has closed Avon Road from John R Road to 23 Mile Road and Dequindre Road from Hamlin Road to 23 Mile Road on the Rochester Hills and Shelby Township border to replace the Avon Road bridge over the Clinton River and to replace the Avon/Dequindre intersection with a roundabout. 

Terrain map showing the work area on the roads.
Bridge and Roundabout Going in at Avon and Dequindre Roads

The demolition and reconstruction of the bridge is expected to start immediately, while the roundabout at the Avon Road/Dequindre Road intersection is expected to start in March of 2022. The roads are expected to remain closed until August 2022.

Throughout the closure, access to businesses (including Yates Cider Mill), homes, and Yates Park will be maintained, though access to properties east of the bridge will be accessed from the east. 

Creek flowing under a bridge
Bridge to be Replaced

Detours starting November 1

Avon Road detour is John R to Hamlin Road to Ryan Road to 23 Mile Road and vice versa.  During this phase, access to business and park property maintained.  (Avon Road will be closed from John R to 23 Mile; however, access homes businesses and parks will be maintained. Avon Road just east of Dequindre Road will completely close for bridge demolition and reconstruction staring November 1) 

Dequindre Road detour is Hamlin Road to Ryan Road to 23 Mile Road, back to Dequindre Road and vice versa. (Access to homes and businesses will be maintained)

Illustration of the work area on the roads.
New Bridge and Two New Roundabouts Going in Near Yates Cider Mill

The $8.7 million project is funded with federal, RCOC and Rochester Hills dollars. In addition to the removal and replacement of the bridge and the construction of the roundabout, the project includes:

  • Replacement of curbs, gutters, and guardrails.
  • Stabilization of the Clinton River banks.
  • Replacement of storm sewers, water main, and street lighting.
  • Construction of a retention pond and placement of decorative concrete with aesthetic features.
  • Installation of High-Intensity CrossWalk (HAWK) pedestrian signals at all legs of the roundabout.
  • Updated pathways on both sides of this section of Avon Road.
  • Roundabout construction at Avon Road/Dequindre Road intersection (starting in March of 2022)
  • Roundabout construction at Avon Road/23 Mile Road (will be done in conjunction with Great Lakes Water Authority work) 
  • A three-lane road between the roundabouts with a continuous center, left-turn lane (part of Great Lakes Water Authority work)
  • Avon Road bridge replacement over the Clinton River (bridge work starts early November, 2021)
  • Pedestrian facilities to connect the three adjacent parks and Yates Cider Mill
  • Reconstruction of Avon Road, including milling and resurfacing between Cider Mill Boulevard and new roundabout at Dequindre and Avon Road.
  • High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) pedestrian crossing devices at roundabouts
  • Utility relocation (in progress) 
  • Tree removal (expected to start on Nov. 1)  

This section of Avon Road carries approximately 17,300 vehicles daily. Dequindre Road north of Avon Road carries about 19,000 vehicles daily, while Dequindre south of Avon carries about 13,000 vehicles daily. The contractor for the project is Z Contractors of Shelby Township.

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  1. I don’t like them!.

  2. Now why is it closed!?

    • This article was released for the first phase of this project. The road was reopened for a short time and is now closed to through traffic for the second phase of the project.

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