The City of Farmington has received federal funding assistance for the reconstruction of Freedom Road. Construction is anticipated to begin May 26, 2020 and will be completed in the fall. The project area spans from the eastern city limits to Gill Road, and then from Hillview Court to the M-5 ramp. This project will mirror the portion of Freedom Farmington Hills reconstructed a few years ago. In addition to the road, there will also be drainage improvements and a reconfiguration of the Gill Road intersection.
Part of the drainage improvements includes tree removals along the Freedom Road right-of-way. Notices were sent to residents whose tree will be removed.
Click here to view the tree removal notice.
The City of Farmington's engineering consultant, OHM Advisors, is holding a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. regarding the Freedom Road construction project. The project is slated to begin Monday, April 20 (weather permitting).
Please click here for more information on how to "attend" the public meeting and on the Freedom Road construction project.
OHM Advisors held the virtual public meeing on April 8. The synopsis from that meeting is available for review.
Please click here for that synopsis.
Freedom Road construction update 5/29/2020:
The reconstruction of Freedom Road from Maple Avenue to west of Tree Hill Boulevard began May 27 and will continue through August 28, weather permitting. Due to the encounter of unforeseen and deteriorating existing concrete conditions found during the removal of the asphalt surface, the project team will reduce the traffic use of Freedom Road within the project limits to local traffic (residents and businesses) only.
Access to homes and businesses will remain available along Freedom Road, but thru traffic along Freedom Road must detour. Motorists should seek an alternate route using either 9 Mile Road or Grand River Avenue.
In the Farmington Hills jurisdiction, two-way traffic for residents to their homes will remain in place from Hillview Court to Gill Rd.
Freedom Road construction update 7/28/2020:
Freedom Road permanent pavement marking will take place Wednesday, july 29th through Thursday, July 30th. Please avoid Freedom Road from Maple to the M-5 connector to avoid being within the wet paint convoy. Delays shall be expected during the marking.
Freedom Road reopening will take place Wednesday, July 29th and Thursday, July 30th to thru traffic once all permanent pavement markings are in place. Minor delays shall be expected as the contractor prepares to reopen the roadway.