2018 Trail Closure & Construction Alert

Paint Creek Trail is scheduled for two major construction projects in 2018. Bridge 33.7, which is located on the trail between Dutton and Silver Bell Roads, is scheduled to be replaced.  This $750,000 project, which is being funded by a $300,0000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, a $300,000 Federal Transportation Alternatives Program grant, and a $150,000 cash match from Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, is scheduled to start in late Spring or early Summer 2018.  The Paint Creek Trail will be completely closed to thru traffic for 60-90 days.  Unfortunately, there is no detour.  You will be able to use …

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Paint Creek Dam – Emergency Repairs – August 18, 2017

MDOT and Village of Lake Orion are performing emergency repairs to the Paint Creek dam under the M-24 bridge INSPECTION START DATE: Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 9 a.m. REPAIRS START DATE: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 9 a.m. REPAIRS COMPLETED: Mid-Late Sept. 2017 EMERGENCY REPAIRS: Out of an abundance of caution, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Village of Lake Orion are performing emergency repairs to the dam under M-24 (Broadway Street). Beginning at 9 a.m. today, complete and detailed underwater inspections will be performed to the M-24 bridge and Paint Creek Dam. Repairs will begin Saturday morning with the installation of …

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Trail Conditions – January 13, 2017

Trail Condition Update: A trail  user ran from the Duck Pond in Rochester to just past Dutton in Oakland Township this morning and the trail is about 60% covered in ICE. It was not crazy slippery but, rough and thick ice. There was a down tree crossing the trail just before Dutton. The runners tried moving it but was only able to angle it to not cover the whole trail. Rochester Hills has been advised of the down tree.

Trail Closure – Monday, September 26, 2016

Trail Closure Update: The Trail will tentatively be temporarily closed on Monday, September 26 between the Royal Oak Archery and Clarkston Road in Oakland Township (between mile markers 37.4 and 38.6). There is no detour. Contractors with heavy equipment will be onsite stabilizing the streambank next to the trail. Please check our page again for updates.

Prescribed Burns along the Paint Creek Trail

The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission will be conducting prescribed burns on the Nicholson Prairie and Heritage Wet Prairie on Monday, April 25, 2016.  The areas are located north and south of the Silver Bell crossing.  For more information on the importance of Prescribed Burns, please visit:  http://www.oaklandtownship.org/boards_and_commissions/parks_and_recreation/prescribed_ecological_burns.php