Dear Crabby, Are the Potholes Worse This Year?

Dear Crabby, I know we live in Michigan and potholes are to be expected, but is it just me or they extra bad this year? Thanks, Rod Rumble Dear Rod Rumble, It’s definitely not just you. In fact, I saw someone recently post one of those memes on Facebook that read, “In England they drive on the left side of the road. In Michigan they drive on what’s left of the road.” Ain’t that the truth! I see vehicles bobbing and weaving down a road all the time. Now an outsider might think the … [Read more...]

Adams Road Closed this Weekend at I-75 for Bridge Demolition

Crews will be closing Adams Road in each direction at southbound I-75 this weekend for bridge removal starting at 10:00 p.m. Friday, May 19. The roadway is expected to reopen 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 22. The bridge work is part of the ongoing $91.8 million investment to reconstruct I-75 between South Boulevard and Coolidge Highway in Oakland County. During the closure, traffic on northbound Adams Road will be detoured using eastbound Square Lake Road to northbound Coolidge Highway, then … [Read more...]

Patterson Announces I-75 Upgrades at State of the County Address

The Modernization of Interstate 75 Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, spoke for an hour Wednesday night delivering his 2016 State of the County speech to nearly 600 people in attendance at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac. Representatives from Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township were there - mayors, city council members, state reps, supervisors, and others - among hundreds of elected officials and invited guests from Oakland County. "Adding a lane north and … [Read more...]

Baldwin Road repair project near Great Lakes Crossing Outlets expected to start Monday

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced via press release that it expects its contractor to begin work Monday, July 14, on the repair of Baldwin Road from Delevan Street to I-75 near the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. The project involves the replacement of approximately 50 percent of the concrete in this section of Baldwin. During the project, which is expected to last until approximately the end of September, the road will be reduced to one lane in each … [Read more...]

Best Travel Guidebooks

One of the most important items for your vacation is the travel guidebook. While you may search through the various editions at your local public library for destination ideas, you will want to purchase a new guidebook for the trip. Travel changes often: restaurants close, new hotels open and prices go up. So, use that Barnes & Noble gift card you received during the holidays and travel to the bookstore before you hop on the plane. Travel guidebooks average $30 each. Buy as many as you … [Read more...]