Major Oakland County construction project to remain unfinished through winter

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(WWJ) -- Road construction season is coming to a close, but one major project will remain partially unfinished.

Reconstruction on Adams Road between Square Lake and Long Lake roads will get temporary asphalt for the winter because the Road Commission for Oakland County says the contractor didn’t finish the job.

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Road Commission spokesperson Craig Bryson says they’ve had issues with Pro-Line Asphalt Paving Corporation in the past, and they are forwarding a report to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) about the issue.

Pro-Line Asphalt was contracted by MDOT because the project included federal money.

In a statement, Pro-Line told WWJ that the project was unfinished because of weather, labor and supply shortages, and utility work that was being done in the area.

“It’s extremely frustrating for us,” says Craig Bryson of the Road Commission. “We believe there was adequate time in the contract to finish the job and for whatever reason, they chose not to put their resources there to get the job done.”

Bryson says that if Pro-Line doesn't finish the job, the Commission has mandated that the company put down the temporary asphalt at their own expense by Nov. 3, so traffic can be reopened in both directions through the winter.