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Telegraph Road To Undergo Major Repairs In Oakland County

September 05, 2018 - 9:44 am

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP (WWJ) - Drivers who use Telegraph Road in Oakland County can expect to see more orange barrels soon.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says a $6 million project that includes resurfacing and drainage repairs will begin this week.

The work on northbound Telegraph (US-24) will be from Long Lake to Square Lake roads, and the southbound work will stretch from Orchard Lake to Long Lake roads.

The work is being performed in three segments at three locations. There will be two lanes open during weekdays, although weekend paving may only allow for one lane to be open.

  • Segment 1 -- Early September to mid-October:
    Southbound US-24 from Orchard Lake Road to Square Lake Road
  • Segment 2 -- Mid-October to late November:
    Northbound and southbound US-24 from Long Lake Road to Square Lake Road
  • Segment 3 -- Mid-September to mid-October:
    Northbound and southbound US-24 approaching the Maple Road intersection

Segment 1 will begin on Wednesday with southbound Telegraph having the two right lanes closed from Orchard Lake Road to Square Lake Road for approximately two weeks. There may be occasional weekend work requiring an additional lane closure, leaving one lane open. Once work is completed, the lane closures will shift to the two left lanes for another two weeks, again with possible weekend work requiring a third lane closure.

While Segment 1 lane closures are in place, the eastbound Orchard Lake Road ramp to southbound US-24 and the Old Telegraph Road crossover to southbound US-24 will be closed.

In mid-September, work will also begin at the Maple Road intersection, requiring two lanes to be closed except on weekends when an additional lane may be closed for paving.

After Segment 1 is complete in mid-October, work will begin on northbound and southbound Telegraph between Long Lake and Square Lake roads with two lanes open in both directions during weekdays. Weekend paving may require closing a third lane closure.

Work is expected to be completed in late November.