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...]

Road Commission Launches Real Time Traffic Map App

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has launched an app that allows anyone to get road project information, file a report about a road concern, send RCOC a photo and much more from any mobile device. The app is available for free from the Google and Apple app stores. To find the app at one of the stores, simply search for "Road Commission for Oakland County." "We're excited to be able to introduce this mobile-device option for our customers," stated RCOC Chairman Ron Fowkes. … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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 Road … [Read more...]

Big Beaver Road to Close West of Adams Road

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 is … [Read more...]

Oakland Federal Aid Committee Funds Road Projects

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

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

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

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 hot … [Read more...]