The Northwestern Connector project will significantly reduce traffic delays currently being experienced by drivers in the project area. In addition, the boulevards and roundabout intersections will reduce the severity of crashes, thereby providing much safer roads.
The plans for the corridor are still in the design development stage. Check back frequently to see the plan progress. To view Phase I plans of improvement not yet completed click on a yellow area.
The proposed improvements comprising the Northwestern Connector project include:
A 4-lane boulevard on Orchard Lake Road between 14 Mile and Maple Road.
Widening of Daly and Powers Road between Orchard Lake and West Maple to 4-lane and constructing a curve at their intersecting point near the U.S. Post Office. This road will function as a low-speed bypass of the Orchard Lake/West Maple Road intersection.
Modern roundabout intersections at:
14 Mile Road Intersections: Farmington- Completed and Orchard Lake Roads West Maple Road Intersections: Drake-Completed, Farmington-Completed and Orchard Lake Roads
|Signalized intersections at:
West Maple Road and Daly Road
Northwestern Highway and Orchard Lake Road
Northwestern Highway and 14 Mile Road
Orchard Lake Road and Powers Road
Possible elimination of the Orchard Lake Road service drives.
Driveway locations will be reconfigured so as to manage access to Orchard Lake Road, allowing traffic to move in a safer manner and to increase traffic flow on Orchard Lake Road.
Construction of pedestrian safety paths.
New SMART bus stop locations.