Projects that could delay traffic on RCOC roads July 2 through July or might start shortly thereafter

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on  roads between July 2 and July 9 or may start shortly thereafter.

It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission.

Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc.

Asterisks next to projects denote new projects or a change since last week.

*ROAD:                     Avon Road, Livernois Road to Adams Road

Project:                     Avon is currently closed between Livernois and Crooks while RCOC resurfaces the road. There are two detour routes: Crooks to Hamlin to Livernois and back to Avon and vice versa and Adams to Walton to Livernois and back to Avon and vice versa. RCOC expects to open this section and to close the section between Crooks and Adams for the second phase of the project during the week of July 7. The detour for the second phase is Adams to Hamlin to Livernois and back to Avon.

Community:               Rochester Hills

Completion Date:      Late September

ROAD:                       Tienken Road, Livernois Road to the Paint Creek Trail

Project:                     This project involves reconstructing and widening the road to three lanes, with a continuous center left-turn lane and the construction of a roundabout at the Tienken/Livernois intersection. Work is expected to start in late July. At that point, RCOC will close this section of Tienken. The detour route for through traffic will be Rochester Road to University Drive to Adams and back to Tienken and vice versa.

Community:               Rochester Hills

Completion Date:      Nov. 15 (the second phase, from Rochester Rd. to the Paint Creek Trail will take place next year)

ROAD:                       Joslyn Road, Collier Road to I-75

Project:                      RCOC is resurfacing this road. During the project, some side streets will be closed at Joslyn at times during the project, but those roads have alternate access routes. One lane remains open in each direction.

Community:               Auburn Hills

Completion Date:      Mid-August

ROAD:                       Orion Road bridge over the Paint Creek

Project:                     Orion Road is closed between Snell and Gallagher roads while RCOC replaces this bridge. The detour route is Rochester Road to Stoney Creek Road and back to Orion Road and vice versa.

Community:               Oakland Twp.

Completion Date:      By Aug. 1

*ROAD:                     Avon Road bridge over the Clinton River

Project:                     This bridge will be closed from July 21 to Aug. 8 while the Road Commission performs heavy maintenance on the structure. During the closure, the detour route will be Dequindre Road to Hamlin Road to Ryan Road to 23 Mile Road and back to Avon and vice versa.

Community:               Rochester Hills

Completion Date:      Open to traffic by Aug. 8, work completed by Oct.

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