July 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

Tom Greenwood

Get used to orange barrels, Oakland County

$13.3 million in road funds will fund a bunch of projects in Oakland County. (Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News)

Brace yourself, Oakland County, you’re about to be blessed with a little more road construction.

The Road Commission for Oakland County recently received $13.3 million in road funds, including $6.1 million in state Roads and Risk Reserve monies and $7.2 million in RRR moola to the Michigan Department of Transportation, which has been earmarked for county roads.

The cash, which must be spent in 2014, will go towards various state and county road projects. The RRR fund was set up by the Legislature as a way to distribute some of the state’s “surplus revenues.”

Here’s the list of projects:

■Green Lake Road will undergo resurfacing from Pontiac Trail to Commerce Road in West Bloomfield Township at a cost of $2.5 million.

This project is slated to begin in mid-to-late August.

■$1.5 million for concrete slab replacement on Long Lake Road from Adams to Northfield Parkway in Troy.

■$1.7 million to resurface Long Lake Road from Orchard Lake Road to Adams in Orchard Lake Village, West Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills.

■$125,000 for crack sealing on Holly Road from Maple to Interstate 75 in Springfield, Groveland and Holly townships.

■Crack sealing on Groveland Road from Barron to Jossman roads in Groveland Township for $32,500.

■Crack sealing on Walton from Clintonville Road to the Pontiac city limits for $37,500.

■$50,000 for crack sealing on Airport Road from Elizabeth Lake to Hatchery roads in Waterford Township.

■In Waterford and White Lake townships, Williams Lake Road will undergo crack sealing from Cooley Lake Road to M-59 at a cost of $75,000.

■$75,000 for crack sealing on Hospital Road from Lake Road to M-59 in Waterford Township.

Schedules for projects other than Green Lake have not yet been determined.

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