Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Groups from around Oakland County will be picking up litter and debris.
Volunteers will hit Oakland County’s roads to help clean litter and debris from the roadsides from April 13-21 as part of the Road Commission for Oakland County’s Adopt-A-Road program, according to a press release. Through the program, organized groups volunteer to clean specific road segments two or three times during the year—in the spring, summer and fall. RCOC provides training and equipment and then picks up the bagged garbage collected. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of these concerned citizens who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to help make sure the roads in their communities are clean,” stated RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian in a statement. “We applaud their efforts.” Nearly 250 local groups are signed up to take …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here is what the Road Commission for Oakland County and the Michigan Department of Transportation will be working on this weekend.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Whether you're planning on staying in town or escaping this weekend, here's the road construction you need to know about. Interstate 696: Interstate 275: Interstate 75: Interstate 94: Interstate 96: In Oakland County, the westbound I-96 ramp to southbound Milford Road will be closed from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday for ongoing bridge work. M-1 (Woodward Avenue): In Oakland County, northbound and southbound Woodward will have double lane closures between 14 Mile and I-696 from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday for maintenance work. M-15: In Oakland County, M-15 will be reduced to a single lane with flag control between Wolfe and Ray roads from 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m Monday for resurfacing. M-29: In Macomb County, northbound and …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The stretch of East Maple between Adams and Eton in Birmingham will be closed between 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday for construction.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Construction will begin in the next few days and continue throughout most of the summer.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Resurfacing of the road on the Troy/Madison Heights border should be finished by Oct. 1.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The following information was provided by the Road Commission for Oakland County. Campbell Road will be closed at 14 Mile Road beginning July 16, when the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) begins the resurfacing of 14 Mile from Campbell to east of Stephenson Highway on the Troy/Madison Heights border. Campbell will remain closed at 14 Mile until approximately Aug. 13. During the closure, the detour route for Campbell Road traffic will be 13 Mile Road to Rochester Road to 14 Mile Road and vice versa. This section of 14 Mile Road will remain open to traffic during the resurfacing project, but will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Access to all homes and businesses along 14 Mile will be maintained at all times. Additionally, …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Construction will begin in the next few weeks and continue throughout most of the summer.
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced Wednesday it will soon begin resurfacing two well-traveled roads in Troy. RCOC crews will begin resurfacing a nearly one-mile section of Livernois just north of Big Beaver Road extending north to Wattles Road. Construction is expected to begin in early July, and the project should be completed on or around Sept. 1. The road will remain open during construction but will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Beginning July 16, RCOC crews will also begin resurfacing 14 Mile Road along the Troy/Madison Heights border, from just west of Campbell to just east of Stephenson Highway. The road will remain open during construction, though it will be reduced to one lane in each direction. …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Employment increased 10 percent in Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills area, according to Associated General Contractors of America.
A national study released Monday named Troy as one of the top metro areas in the country to see an increase in construction employment jobs from August 2010 to August 2011. The study, which was conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America by analyzing federal employment data, found employment in construction rose about 10 percent — or 3,800 new jobs — during the past year in the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills area. Troy Assistant City Manager Mark Miller, who oversees economic development services in the city, said Monday that there has been an increase in residential and business construction in Troy in the last year. Matt Gibb, deputy executive and head of economic development for Oakland County, recognized last week that …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Road Crews to start work on Sept. 6 to provide new surface along Crooks between Big Beaver Road and Wattles Road.
Traffic along Crooks Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Sept. 6, as construction crews resurface a stretch of roadway between Big Beaver to just north of Wattles. "We are pleased to be able to provide a smooth new surface on this section of Crooks Road," Greg Jamain, vice chairman of the Road Commission for Oakland County said in a news release. "This is a critical corridor, and this project will provide enhanced quality of life and improved business environment for the community." Resurfacing will be conducted along Crooks from Banmoor Street, just north of Big Beaver, to Fountain Street, just north of Wattles. The road commission said Crooks will remain open to traffic, but reduced from five lanes to one lane in…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Dreaded construction barrels will line Dequindre Road between South Boulevard and Auburn Road starting Sept. 6.
Dequindre Road has a date with the wrecking ball Sept. 6. That’s when the massive resurfacing project of the well-traveled Dequindre Road between South Boulevard and Auburn Hills roads will begin, according to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC). As part of RCOC’s master plan, Dequindre Road will be reconstructed, widened and will get pedestrian cross walk upgrades by 2018. The resurfacing portion of the project had been slated for 2013, but was moved up to 2011 after additional regional road funding was approved. "This was a surprise," said Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett. "There were some other projects that were moved around, and we are very grateful and thankful for that." The project will cost $1.6 million. Of that, $1.3…