Pontiac Lake Road bridge in Waterford Township closed due to hole

A Waterford Township bridge scheduled to be replaced this year was closed Thursday after a hole opened up on the road.

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) closed the bridge over the Clinton River between Airport and Crescent Lake roads. It will remain closed through October.

The replacement of the bridge was scheduled to begin on June 3. Due to the hole, the project's start date has been moved up to Monday, May 13.

The project will include replacing the bridge, improving sewers, relocating the water main, and more. 

"During the closure, residential and business access will be maintained east and west of the bridge replacement work, which is between Irwin Drive and North Pine Grove Avenue. Pedestrian access over the Clinton River is also closed during construction, and recreational access to the river under the bridge is prohibited," according to RCOC. "The detour for through traffic is Airport Road to Highland Road (M-59) to Crescent Lake Road, back to Pontiac Lake Road and vice versa."