The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) began a new culvert replacement project on Cooley Lake Road south of Elizabeth Lake in Waterford Township yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 23.
“The culvert under the road is failing and, like all culverts over time, they eventually rust out, collapse and prohibit drainage. It’s this one’s time to be replaced,” said RCOC Spokesperson Craig Bryson.
No road closure is scheduled, but traffic has been reduced to one lane during non-peak hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Flaggers will be in the area during this time period to control traffic.
“Subsequently each lane will be open to motorists during peak traffic hours,” Bryson said.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of today, Wednesday, Aug. 24, weather permitting.
“The project is an ‘in-and-out’ operation,” Bryson said.
RCOC crews will be facilitating the project. Minimal costs for man hours will be assumed by the RCOC.