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Posted on: October 26, 2020

RESURFACING WORK AT THE GRANGE HALL/NORTH HOLLY ROAD INTERSECTION EXPECTED TO START NOV. 2

Spot resurfacing image with roller

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to begin resurfacing the Grange Hall/North Holly Road intersection in the Village of Holly on Monday, Nov. 2. The work is weather-dependent, and the start date could change.

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Spot Resurfacing Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

CONCRETE WORK ON SOUTHFIELD/14 MILE INTERSECTION & SB SOUTHFIELD RD AT 13 MILE STARTS NOV. 2

Sample photo of concrete slab removal and replacement

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to begin concrete slab replacement work at the intersections of Southfield Road and 14 Mile, on the Beverly Hills/Birmingham border, and Southfield Road and 13 Mile Road on the Beverly Hills/Southfield...

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Concrete Slab Replacements Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

PROJECTS THAT COULD DELAY TRAFFIC ON RCOC ROADS OCT. 23 & OCT. 30 OR MIGHT START SHORTLY THEREAFTER

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The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads between Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 or may start shortly thereafter. 

It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interfe...

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Road Construction & Permit Projects Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

DEQUINDRE ROAD FROM AUBURN ROAD TO COLLINS AVE. EXPECTED TO CLOSE ON OCT. 20 THROUGH EARLY NOVEMBER

Dequindre Road at Auburn, concrete curing photo taken on 10/13/20

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Dequindre Road from north of Auburn Road to Collins Avenue on the Rochester Hills/Shelby Township border on Tuesday, Oct. 20, through early November as part of the ongoing Dequindre Road widen...

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Dequindre Road Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

RESURFACING WORK ON FISH LAKE ROAD FROM FENTON ROAD TO ELLIOT ROAD STARTS OCT. 13

Construction Worker Uses Shovel After Asphalt Has Been Laid

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) plans to begin resurfacing work on Fish Lake Road from Fenton Road to Elliot Road in Holly and Rose townships today (Tuesday, Oct. 13). Work will continue through approximately early November...

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Preservation Overlays/Resurfacing Projects Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

NINE MILE ROAD FROM GRAND RIVER AVE. TO HAWTHORNE ST. TO CLOSE OCT. 15 FOR WATER MAIN WORK

Road Closed Ahead Sign

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has issued a permit allowing the City of Farmington to close Nine Mile Road from Grand River Avenue to Hawthorne Street to through traffic beginning Oct. 15 through approximately Nov. 2 for water main repairs....

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

SOUTH BLVD BETWEEN ADAMS RD AND COOLIDGE HWY TO CLOSE OCT. 19 THROUGH NOV. 2 FOR WATER MAIN REPAIRS

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has issued a permit allowing the Great Lakes Water Authority to close South Blvd. between Adams Road and Coolidge Hwy. on the Rochester Hills/Troy border to through traffic Oct. 19 through approximately Nov. 2...

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

ROAD COMMISSION SEEKING INPUT ON PROPOSED 12 MILE IMPROVEMENT IN NOVI & WIXOM

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the cities of Novi and Wixom, is seeking public input as part of an extensive study of 12 Mile Road between Beck and Dixon roads in the two cities.

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12 Mile Road Information Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

OAKLAND COUNTY LEADS THE STATE FOR 2019 VEHICLE-DEER CRASHES

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According to the latest information from the Michigan Office Of Highway Safety Planning, Oakland County once again leads the state for the number of vehicle-deer crashes in 2019.   

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Reporting Dead Deer Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

RCOC ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO SHAKE THEIR MAILBOXES THIS MONTH

shake your mailbox, getting ready for winter and snowplows

Before the snow begins to fly, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) asks residents who have mailboxes on a post adjacent to the road to prepare by shaking their mailboxes this month. 

Over time, mailbox posts can rot or become wo...

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County Road Association of Michigan Video Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

ROAD COMMISSION SEEKING INPUT ON AVON/DEQUINDRE CORRIDOR PROJECT

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the Macomb County Department of Roads, the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and Shelby Township, is seeking public input on a proposed plan to improve the Avon Road/Dequindre Road c...

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Avon Road Corridor Improvement Plan Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

ROAD COMMISSION SEEKING UP TO 35 PART-TIME SNOWPLOW DRIVERS/ROAD-MAINTENANCE WORKERS

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire up to 35 part-time snowplow drivers/road-maintenance workers to augment its full-time staff for the winter this year.

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RCOC Careers Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

ROAD COMMISSION BOARD ADOPTS $161 MILLION FY 2021 BUDGET

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board of Road Commissioners today adopted a $161 million budget for the agency for fiscal year (FY) 2021.

            “Despite this being an extra...

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Budget Press Release/Summary of Expenses Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

ROAD COMMISSION IMPLORES DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN, PAY ATTENTION IN WORK ZONES

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In the wake of two road workers being struck by motorists this week, Officials with the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) are imploring motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving in road work zones. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

AUBURN ROAD EXPECTED TO CLOSE AT THE WEST SIDE OF DEQUINDRE, SEPT. 24-NOV. 1

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Auburn Road at the west side of the Dequindre Road/Auburn Road intersection on the Rochester Hills/Shelby Township border from approximately Sept. 24 through approximately Nov. 1 as part of th...

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Dequindre Road Construction Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2020

NORTH HOLLY RD PHASE II WORK CONTINUES FROM BELFORD RD TO THE GENESEE CO LINE STARTS SEPT. 14

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close North Holly Road between Belford Road and Ray Road on Monday, September 14, in Holly Township for continued construction. 

The work is part of the larger resurfacing of North Holly Roa...

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North Holly Road Construction Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

RCOC CONTINUES EFFORTS TO CONTROL PHRAGMITES ALONG ROADS

Phragmites along John R in Troy (2019 photo)

The Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) this year is continuing to work to control invasive Phragmites plants along its roads by spraying the plants with a herbicide; the spraying will occur in September and October.

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Invasive species in Oakland County Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

TRAFFIC EXPECTED TO BE SHIFTED TO SOUTH SIDE OF 12 MILE RD FROM GREENFIELD TO COOLIDGE ON AUG. 31

Traffic Alert Sign

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects its contractor to switch traffic from the north side of 12 Mile Road between Coolidge Highway and Greenfield Road in Berkley to the south side of the road this Monday, Aug. 31, weather permitting.

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12 Mile Road, Greenfield to Coolidge Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

LEFT TURNS NOW ALLOWED AT BALDWIN/WALDON AND BALDWIN/MAYBEE ROUNDABOUTS IN ORION TOWNSHIP

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The contractor for the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) today (Friday, Aug. 21) opened one lane of the new roundabouts at the intersections of Baldwin and Waldon roads and Baldwin and Maybee roads in Orion Township.

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Baldwin Road Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

ROAD COMMISSION NAMES FITZER NEW DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Director of R.C.O.C. Engineering Department, Sam Fitzer

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has named veteran civil engineer Samuel Fitzer the new director of the agency’s Engineering Department.

            Fitzer, of Clawson, comes to t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

SASHABAW RD TO CLOSE AUG. 11 THROUGH EARLY NOV. SOUTH OF PINE KNOB RD INTERSECTION FOR CULVERT WORK

Sashawbaw Road Culvert Replacement pre-construction photo

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Sashabaw Road just south of the Pine Knob Road intersection in Independence Township Aug. 11 through early November to replace a culvert that carries the Whipple Lake Canal under the ...

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Sashabaw Road Culvert Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

MAYBEE/WALDON WEST OF BALDWIN & OUTSIDE LANES OF BALDWIN FROM GREGORY TO WALDON EXPECTED TO OPEN 7/6

Baldwin Road detours expected to start on July 6, 2020

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) tentatively anticipates opening the outside through lanes of the reconstructed section of Baldwin Road between Gregory and Waldon roads in Orion Township, as well as Waldon and Maybee roads on the west side of...

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Baldwin Roundabouts Detour Map Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

NORTH HOLLY ROAD IN HOLLY TOWNSHIP TO CLOSE NEXT MONDAY, JUNE 22, FOR RESURFACING PROJECT

Pre-construction aerial photo of Holly Road

The Road Commissions for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close North Holly Road between Grange Hall Road and Belford Road next Monday, June 22, in the Village of Holly and Holly Township.

The work is part of the larger resurfacing of North Holly Road from...

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North Holly Road Resurfacing Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

WORKZONE CAMERA TO PROVIDE PUBLIC VIEW OF PHASE TWO OF BALDWIN RD RECONSTRUCTION ON RCOC WEBSITE

Baldwin Work Zone Camera image taken on 6/10/20

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has installed a work zone camera that is now providing a real-time view of the reconstruction of Baldwin Road between Waldon Road and Maybee Road in Orion Township. The camera takes a photo every 15 minutes be...

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Workzone Camera Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

BRIDGE REHABILITATION ON GRAND RIVER AVENUE OVER CSX RAILROAD IN NOVI SET TO BEGIN JUNE 8

Grand River Avenue Bridge over CSX Railroad, pre-construction image

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Novi, expects to begin rehabilitation work on the Grand River Avenue bridge over the CSX Railroad tracks in Novi, on Monday, June 8. The bridge is located between Novi and Taft...

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Grand River Avenue Bridge Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

12 MILE ROAD RESURFACING, FROM TELEGRAPH TO LAHSER IN SOUTHFIELD, SET TO BEGIN JUNE 1

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Southfield, expects to begin resurfacing 12 Mile Road from Telegraph Road to Lahser Road in Southfield, on Monday, June 1.

One lane in each direction will remain open throughout...

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12 Mile Road Resurfacing Project Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

12 MILE ROAD RESURFACING, FROM GREENFIELD TO COOLIDGE IN BERKLEY, SET TO BEGIN JUNE 1

Traffic Alert Sign

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Berkley expects to begin resurfacing 12 Mile Road, from Greenfield Road to Coolidge Highway in the City of Berkley, on Monday, June 1.

As part of the project, the road will clos...

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12 Mile Road (Greenfield to Coolidge) Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

REMINDER: DEQUINDRE RD CONSTRUCTION BETWEEN UTICA RD AND COLLINS AVE SET TO BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 18

Road Work Ahead Sign

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to begin the reconstruction and widening of Dequindre Road to five lanes between Utica Road and Collins Avenue on the Rochester Hills/Shelby Township border next Monday, May 18.

Dequindre will remain op...

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Dequindre Road Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

INDEPENDENCE TWP ROAD MILLAGE WORK SET TO BEGIN ON MAY 8 STARTING WITH PAVING ON ANDERSONVILLE RD

Road Work Ahead Sign

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Independence Township, expects to begin resurfacing roads within the township in May.

The projects are being paid for with special property-tax millage dollars that were approved by townshi...

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Independence Township Road Improvements Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

RCOC TO BEGIN PRSERVATION OVERLAYS ON MORE THAN 60 MILES OF ROADS BEGINNING APRIL 28

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to begin the 2020 asphalt Preservation Overlay Program on Tuesday, April 28, with Ormond Road, from M-59 to the White Lake Township/Springfield Township border in White Lake Township.

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2020 Preservation Overlay Program Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

REMINDER: MAYBEE ROAD EXPECTED TO CLOSE AT WEST SIDE OF BALDWIN ROAD IN ORION TOWNSHIP ON APR. 17

Baldwin Road aerial photo taken early April 2020 (north of Gregory Road)

The contractor for the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Baldwin Road widening project in Orion Township, Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township, anticipates closing Maybee Road on the west side of Baldwin Road tomorrow (Friday, April 17).

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Baldwin Road Construction Information Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2020

RCOC SPOT-RESURFACING PROGRAM EXPECTED TO START ON APR. 20

Spot Resurfacing on Hatchery Road west of Airport Road in Waterford, milling and paving sections of

The Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) expects to start its 2020 Spot-Resurfacing Program on April 20 with work on Crescent Lake Road between Highland Road (M-59) and Elizabeth Lake Road in Waterford Township. 

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2020 Spot Resurfacing Information & Locations Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

WALDON & MAYBEE ROADS EXPECTED TO CLOSE AT WEST SIDE OF BALDWIN ROAD BEGINNING MAR. 30 & APR. 6

Baldwin monthly newsletter, March 2020

The contractor for the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Baldwin Road widening project in Orion Township, Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township, anticipates closing Waldon Road at the west side of Baldwin Road, on Monday, March 30, and May...

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Baldwin Road Project Flier Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

TWO PUBLIC INFO MEETINGS SET FOR 3/11 FOR 12 MILE ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT (GREENFIELD TO COOLIDGE)

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Berkley, will conduct two public information meetings on Wednesday, March 11, to share information about the upcoming project to resurface 12 Mile Road from Greenfield Road to ...

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12 Mile Road information flier Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2020

PUBLIC INFO MEETING WILL BE FEB. 25 FOR NORTH HOLLY ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT IN HOLLY TOWNSHIP

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The Road Commission for Oakland County, in partnership with Holly Township, will conduct a public information meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25, to share information about the upcoming project to resurface North Holly Road from just north of Grange Hall Road north...

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North Holly Road Meeting & Project Information Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

JAMIAN RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF ROAD COMMISSION FOR OAKLAND COUNTY

2020 RCOC Board of Commissioners (left to right, Chairman Gregory Jamian, Vice Chair Ronald Fowkes a

At its first meeting of 2020, on Thursday, Jan. 9, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board re-elected Greg Jamian its chairman.

Jamian served as chairman in 2019 as well as in 2013 and 2014. He is an 11-year veteran of the three-member Board, w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

RCOC RECEIVES SIX FEDERAL SAFETY GRANTS

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) in late December was notified that it will receive six federal “safety” road-funding grants, totaling more than $1.4 million, that will enable six road-improvement projects in 2021.

The fede...

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Safety Grants Awarded to the RCOC Press Release Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

MAYBEE ROAD OPEN AT WEST SIDE OF BALDWIN ROAD IN ORION TWP.

new update

The contractor for the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Baldwin Road project today (Friday, Dec. 13) opened Maybee Road between Baldwin Road and Rohr Road in Orion Twp.

The road had been closed at the west side of the Baldwin intersection since Ju...

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Baldwin Road Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

RCOC TO HOST PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING NOV. 12 FOR BARRON ROAD PAVING PROJECT IN GROVELAND TWP

Barron Road and Grange Hall Road sign

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the planned 2020/2021 paving of Barron Road from Grange Hall Road to Groveland Road in Groveland Township.

The meeting will b...

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Barron Road Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2019

CRANBROOK RESURFACING FROM 14 MILE TO MAPLE ROAD IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DUE TO CONFLICTING PROJECTS

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      The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the City of Birmingham and Bloomfield Township have jointly agreed to postpone the resurfacing of Cranbrook Road from 14 Mile Road to Maple Road until 2021.  

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

BALDWIN ROAD WIDENING IN ORION TOWNSHIP WILL EXTEND INTO NEXT YEAR

new update

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) widening and reconstruction project on Baldwin Road in Orion Township, originally expected to be completed this year, will now extend into next year due to weather and complexities related to utility relocatio...

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Baldwin Road Project Information Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

LALONDE IS NEW RCOC BOARD MEMBER; JAMIAN ELECTED CHAIRMAN

Commissioners Jamian, Fowkes and LaLonde

For the first time in eight years, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has a new road commissioner: Andrea LaLonde of Clawson.

LaLonde is an employee of the Operating Engineers 324 of Michigan where she has worked for 11 years. She participated i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2018

RCOC TO HOST PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING OCT. 24 FOR 2019-2020 DIXBORO RD PAVING PROJECT

Gravel Road paving

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the planned 2019 paving of Dixboro Road from 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road in the communities of Lyon and Green Oak townships...

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Dixboro Road Project Information Press Releases