Orion, Stoney Creek and Conklin roads intersection to close starting Aug. 7

By Megan Kelley
Review Writer
ORION TWP. — The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), is expected to close the Orion Road, Stoney Creek Road and Conklin Road intersection in Orion Township for construction of a roundabout starting Aug. 7.
During construction, the intersection will be fully closed to traffic.
The Orion Road detour is Adams Road to Silverbell Road to Lapeer Road (M-24) to Flint Street to Miller Road, back to Orion Road and vice versa. While the Conklin Road detour will be Conklin Road to Miller Road to Orion Road and vice versa. Stoney Creek Road traffic will utilize Adams Road to Orion Road and vice versa.
The roughly $2 million safety improvement project is funded mostly with federal dollars with RCOC and Orion Township providing matching funding.
The reconfigured intersection is said to be safer for both vehicles and pedestrians and will improve traffic flow.
The project also includes:
– Construction of a modern roundabout at the Orion Road/Stoney Creek Road intersection. Conklin Road will intersect at Orion Road at “T” intersection north of the roundabout.
– Improvements to storm sewers and drainage.
– Construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant pedestrian crosswalks with pathway connections.
– Placement of new curbs and gutters.
– Installation of intersection lighting.
Contractor for the project is Pro-Line Asphalt of Washington Township.
The Orion Road/ Stoney Creek Road/Conklin Road intersection carries approximately 13,000 vehicles daily.
Project completion is expected in mid-November. — M.K.

2 responses to “Orion, Stoney Creek and Conklin roads intersection to close starting Aug. 7”

  1. There was never a need for a roundabout at that intersection. What a waste of taxpayers dollars. Nice to know we have clueless folks in charge of “fixing” our roads. Thanks for the pointless extra travel time to work and back.

  2. (my thought) Guess what folks! THE INTERSECTION of STONER CREEK. ORION RD and CONKLIN RD is now KLOZED, KLOZED, KLOZED you can’t SNICK THRU, UNDER, OVER, or AROUND, get use to it. Just plan 3-4 months delightful DETOURS, BACKUPS, late here, late there, so whats new?, NOTHING. except the LONGER back ups thru the VILLAGE at go home time.

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