Federal Road Funds in Oakland County Meeting

The Oakland County Federal Aid Committee (FAC) will conduct a Funding Committee meeting on February 7 at 9:00 a.m. at the Wixom Community Center, 49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom.   The Funding Committee is responsible for selecting road-improvement projects to receive federal road funds anticipated to come to Oakland County.  It is made up of representatives of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), SMART (the suburban bus system) and all … [Read more...]

The Road Commission for Oakland County Board for 2017

The three-member Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting (January 12), elected Eric Wilson as Board chairman and Greg Jamian as vice chairman. Also last night, Ron Fowkes was appointed to a second six-year term on the RCOC Board. The Board traditionally elects its officers at the first meeting of the new year in January. While the Road Commission is an independent unit of government and not part of Oakland County general government, RCOC Board … [Read more...]

Don’t Plow or Blow Snow into the Road

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) reminds residents and business owners that it is illegal under Michigan law to shovel or plow snow or ice onto any road or highway, or to deposit snow on a road or road shoulder in such a way that it blocks motorists’ views of traffic. “Unfortunately, we have had problems in some areas lately, when business owners and residents have plowed their driveways or parking lots by pushing the snow out into the road,” explained RCOC Highway … [Read more...]

Snow Plow Trucks get the Green Light to Improve Visibility

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is equipping six winter maintenance vehicles with green lights to increase visibility/safety and alert motorists to slow down when approaching a snowplow. Recently, the Michigan Legislature enacted Public Act 161 of 2016 that legalizes the use of green flashing lights on vehicles used to address snow and ice conditions. The use of green flashing or oscillating lights enhances the current use of required amber lights on winter-maintenance … [Read more...]

Don’t Veer for Deer VIDEO

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) released this video to promote the “Don’t Veer for Deer” safety message. According to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, Oakland County had the highest number of vehicle-deer crashes in 2015 of any county in the state - 1,873 incidents were reported throughout the county. Overall in Michigan, motorists reported more than 47,000 vehicle-deer crashes in 2015. That number includes 1,132 people injured and 11 people killed (including … [Read more...]

Road Commission Prepared for Winter by Hiring Snowplow Drivers

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is in the process of  reviewing its winter plowing and salting procedures with its truck drivers and preparing its trucks and plows – all in anticipation of the inevitable arrival of winter weather. This year, for the fifth year in a row, RCOC is hiring part-time, temporary snowplow/salt-truck drivers to augment its full-time staff. The agency plans to hire 35 temporary drivers. “The part-time, temporary winter help is a great way to ensure we … [Read more...]

The Road Commission for Oakland County Fiscal Year 2017

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) approved its Fiscal Year 2017 budget at its regular meeting Thursday, September 22. The budget represents an increase of about $25 million compared to the $104 million 2016 budget. The 2017 budget increased primarily due to an anticipated increase in state and federal road funding. Federal funds are awarded on a project-by-project basis, and the amount RCOC receives tends to fluctuate from year to year. These funds can be used only for heavy … [Read more...]

West Utica Road Closure at Dequindre Road

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close West Utica Road at Dequindre Road on the Rochester Hills/Shelby Township border beginning Friday, September 9, for reconstruction work that is part of the on-going Dequindre Road project that began earlier this summer. The detour for West Utica Road traffic is Dequindre Road to Dorby Road to Ryan Road back to West Utica Road and vice versa. Northbound and southbound Dequindre Road will remain open to traffic.   West Utica Road … [Read more...]

Adams Road Opens for Holiday Weekend

Looking for some good news to kick off your Holiday Weekend? As of noon today the Road Commission for Oakland County has completely opened Adams Road between Hamlin and Avon. This section has been closed since July to make needed culvert and bridge repairs. Just in time for the long weekend and the start of school next Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Lane Closure and Westbound Traffic Closure on Walton Boulevard

Walton Boulevard Closes Lane Now, then Westbound Lane Weekend Closure to Come Walton Boulevard Lane Closure  The westbound outer lane of Walton Blvd. just east of Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills closed today for sanitary sewer installation. The lane will now reopen during the evening of Friday, August 12. Site Development Inc. is installing sanitary sewer for a private development. One lane remains open to traffic; however, motorists can expect delays. Walton Boulevard Weekend … [Read more...]