The Oakland County Road Commission is starting a utility construction project on Walton Boulevard between Squirrel and Adams roads, which could result in traffic delays for campus commuters.
While work crews replace three drainage culverts located west of Adams Road, Walton Boulevard lane closures will result in a single lane being open in each direction.
Commuters are encouraged to avoid using the Walton Boulevard campus exits and to use Hamlin and Tienken roads as part of alternative routes to and from campus.
More detailed local, county and state road construction information can be found at the following websites:
In conjunction with a project to add 660 parking spaces to existing campus lots, the University will close portions of Pioneer Drive and Meadow Brook Road on the south side of campus starting Monday, May 1, and continuing through the summer months.
Pioneer Drive will be closed from Squirrel Road east to the traffic circle at Library drive. Meadow Brook Road will be closed from Pioneer Drive north to the Police and Support Services Building.
Commuters accustomed to entering campus via Pioneer Drive are advised to use the Library Drive entrance off of Squirrel Road if headed to destinations on the south side of campus, and the University’s main entrance off of Squirrel Road if headed to destinations on the north side of campus.
Commuters should also be aware that heading south on Meadow Brook drive from the main entrance traffic circle will allow access only to the P-41 and P-43 parking lots.
Pioneer Drive, Meadow Brook Road and all expanded parking lots are expected to be reopened by the start of the 2017-18 academic year.