Tienken-Livernois Intersection Getting Closer to Completion

In their weekly email update, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) estimates that if temperatures rise enough to complete the paving process, then the Tienken-Livernois intersection should be open around Wednesday, November 26. No word on an opening date should temperatures stay on the lower side. The second phase of this project - from Rochester Road to the Paint Creek Trail - will take place in 2015. Additionally, as holiday shopping ramps up around Great Lakes Crossing, be … [Read more...]

RCOC Projects for Oct. 1 through Oct. 8

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Oct. 1 and Oct. 8. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc. ROAD:                       Tienken Road, Livernois Road to the Paint Creek Trail Project:                     This … [Read more...]

Eagle Scout Candidate Completes Paint Creek Trail Project

L-R: David Becker, Chairman of the Paint Creek Trailways Commission, and Mike Alspach, Eagle Scout Candidate. Photo credit: Kristen Myers

Eagle Scout Candidate Mike Alspach, from Boy Scout Troop #101 in Rochester Hills, recently completed the Paint Creek Trail Brochure Box Project to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. Mike raised funds through a can & bottle drive, and made 11 brochure boxes for the Paint Creek Trail. He designed the boxes to double the size of the previous boxes, protect brochures from the elements, all while maintaining the natural look and feel of the Paint Creek Trail. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission … [Read more...]

Updated RCOC projects for August 20 -27

According to a press release from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail hosts Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

Community Members Come Together to “Get Michigan Moving” Unable to travel all the way to Mackinac for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk this year?  The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Community Walk right in their own backyard. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are organizing the 9th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge … [Read more...]

Road Commission for Oakland County projects scheduled for July 30 through August 6

The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads between July 30 and August 6 or may start shortly thereafter. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects … [Read more...]

Taking your fitness outdoors this winter, in a fun way

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With holiday tunes encapsulating our every commute, it’s safe to say we are in the swing of winter. And about this time of year, even some fitness buffs stray from the regular workout routine—pre New Years resolutions, of course. So this week, we have gathered a few fun ideas for embracing the wintry months ahead with a little fitness outdoors. Take a winter stroll or run: Winter walks and runs—especially with a furry companion for company—are a great way to change up your … [Read more...]

Rochester Fall Bucket List

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Fall is a great time of year. Michigan summers are so wonderful, but I truly enjoy the fun of visiting cider mills, the changing leaves on the trees, and all the great events in the area. Here is my Fall Bucket List of 20 things you should try this fall. Enjoy! Take a bite out of the Art & Apples Festival, Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8 Ride your bike or take a walk down the Paint Creek Trail and collect different colored leaves. Visit the Rochester Cider Mill. They … [Read more...]

Eagle Scout candidate completes Recycle Bin Project

Photo of Kyle Kutchek at the Gallagher Road Recycle Bin in Oakland Township. Photo credit: Kristen Myers

Eagle Scout Candidate Kyle Kutchek of Troop #186, recently completed his Recycle Bin Project for the Paint Creek Trail. Made out of recycled plastic, five bins have been installed along the 8.9 mile trail. The bins are appropriate for paper, plastic, and aluminum, and will be emptied by volunteers and the maintenance departments of the local communities. Kyle is a senior at Lake Orion High school, and designed, fundraised, and built the Recycle Bins over the last year. “We are so pleased … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail hosts Labor Day bridge walk/run

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Unable to travel all the way to Mackinac for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk this year?  The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Community Walk right in their own backyard. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are organizing the 8th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 2, at the Rochester Municipal … [Read more...]