Phase 2 of the Tienken Road Project Begins March 30 with a Road Closure

UPDATE: The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close Tienken Road between Livernois and Rochester Road to through traffic beginning Monday, March 30 (rather than the original close date of March 23).

Residents and businesses within the closure zone will have access throughout the closure. The road is anticipated to re-open to traffic on September 3, 2015; however, the project is expected to conclude in November of 2015.  The detour for the closure will be Adams Road to University Drive to Rochester Road and vice versa. RoadClosedSign

The $7.8 million project was spread over two years with phase one from Livernois Road to the Paint Creek Trail being completed in 2014. The remaining $4.2 million cost to complete the project is shared by RCOC, City of Rochester Hills, federal funding, and the Oakland County general government through the Tri-Party Program.

The project will include:
•    Resurfacing of the road with asphalt
•    Replacement of concrete curbs and gutters
•    Drainage improvements
•    Improvements to the asphalt pathway along road
•    Construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant pedestrian crosswalk ramps
•    Traffic signal installation at Grandview Drive and Brookwood Lane
•    Upgrades to traffic signals at Tienken/Brewster and Tienken/Adams intersections

According to the press release, the contractor for the project is Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township.

Additionally, beginning in June, RCOC will resurface Tienken between Livernois and Adams Road. That section of Tienken will be closed during that project.

There will be a public information meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, for the Livernois to Adams project. That meeting will take place in the media center of Adams High School, 3200 W. Tienken Road. The meeting will be open-house format – there will not be a formal presentation, but RCOC staff will be on hand to review the project and answer questions throughout the meeting.

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