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...]

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...]