Adams Road and Gunn Road Intersection to Become four-way Stop

New Four-Way Stop in Oakland Township

Adams Road and Gunn Road Intersection in Oakland Township to Become four-way Stop on July 27 The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will improve the safety of the Adams/Gunn Road intersection in Oakland Township by making it a four-way stop on Wednesday, July 27. The intersection currently has stop signs at the Gunn Road approaches to the Adams Road. The following will be added to the intersection: Installation of new stop signs on Adams Road Sign flashers that will warn … [Read more...]

Good Friday Delivery of Donations for Flint

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Oakland County Care 4 Flint Employee Donation Drive Continues to Collect Donations for Good Friday Delivery Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson and Commissioner Bob Hoffman will be delivering items to Flint on Friday, March 25, 2016, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The goal is to collect the following items of antibacterial wipes, antibacterial soap, 3-in-1 leave-in shampoo, hand sanitizers, Vaseline and waterless baby food and formula. The drive began Monday, March 21 and will … [Read more...]

Invasive Species in Oakland County

Phragmite, an invasive species, will be targeted in Oakland County

Oakland County Collaborative Receives State Grant to Combat Invasive Species The Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) has been awarded a $243,775 grant to combat invasive plant species from the Michigan departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development. Oakland CISMA participants will match about 50 percent of the state funding, making more than $440,000 available for 2016.   The CISMA was formed in 2015. The … [Read more...]

Big Beaver Road to Close West of Adams Road

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Pending approval at its regular Board meeting this Thursday, Feb. 25, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Big Beaver Road between Woodward Ave. (M-1) and Adams Road in Bloomfield Township and Birmingham as soon as March 1 for permitted utility relocation work. However, it’s not certain when the road will close, as Consumer’s Energy continues to wait for a permit from the Grand Truck Western railroad, whose track crosses this section of Big Beaver. If the permit … [Read more...]

Oakland Federal Aid Committee Funds Road Projects

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The Oakland County Federal Aid Committee, on Tuesday, February 9, selected road projects to be funded in 2019.   The Funding Committee is made up of 14 members, including two from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), one from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), one from SMART and 10 representing the 61 cities, villages and townships in the county.  Projects were selected for 2019 funding through a majority vote. The Committee also voted to move two projects … [Read more...]

The Force is Strong at RCOC

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A cast of Star Wars characters visited the Road Commission for Oakland County’s (RCOC) PVR Building (2420 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford) to help kick-off driver safety messaging. The electronic sign has messages about the consequences of texting and driving with a little Star Wars twist: “Our Force is focused on your safety,” is also one of the five Star Wars-themed messages appearing on the sign.     … [Read more...]

Snow Cleanup Update for Oakland County

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues to deploy every available resource to cleanup from Oakland County's record snowfall yesterday. As of 8 a.m. Monday, RCOC has about 100 plow trucks out across the county as well as about 10 road graders. Additionally, private contractors have been hitting the back roads since about midnight. Right now, most of the freeways and primary roads are in relatively good shape (most have a thin layer of snow, but have been plowed and are quite … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Proposed Hamlin Road Construction

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Please Note: Rochester Hills resident Scot Beaton originally published portions of the article below in 2013 with regards to the proposed construction to Hamlin Road, which is back on the Rochester Hills City Council Agenda on Monday, December 8 at 7 p.m. The views expressed are his own and in no way constitutes an endorsement by Rochester Media. “Big Yellow Taxi” Lyrics by Joni Mitchell They paved paradise and put up a parking lot With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging … [Read more...]

Road construction to pause for holiday weekend

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Managing Director Dennis Kolar has announced that most RCOC road construction projects will be suspended at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, for the July 4 Independence Day holiday. Work will resume after 6:00 a.m., Monday, July 8. “The Road Commission wants to ensure that its roads are as free of obstructions as possible during this period because of the increased holiday traffic we typically see on the Independence Day holiday,” Kolar stated. … [Read more...]

Real-time traffic updates help ease the pain on congestion

Every Michigander knows there are five seasons in the state: spring, summer, fall, winter, and construction. Thankfully, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has a solution for the last "season" with a revamped online Real-Time Traffic Map, making the congestion-monitoring tool simpler, easier and faster to use. The map is available on the RCOC Website, www.rcocweb.org (click on “Get Map” in the top right corner of the home page). “Ours was the first real-time … [Read more...]