The City of Rochester Hills, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and Oakland University will host a public meeting on Tuesday, May 9, to share information and receive feedback on the ongoing study to determine the future of the Adams Road corridor from Hamlin Road to Walton Blvd. in the city.
The meeting is the second community update public workshop for the study. It will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at West Middle School, 500 Old Perch Road in Rochester Hills. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and a presentation will start at 6 p.m.
Following the presentation, anyone interested can view the project boards, ask the project team questions or provide feedback on the Adams Road Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) study project website, https://www.rcocweb.org/652/Adams-Road-Hamlin-to-Walton-Blvd-Plannin.
The first public meeting was conducted on Sept. 20 of last year.
Through the study, the public and stakeholders will shape the future plans for the corridor, which could include doing nothing or making improvements to the corridor. The website provides an overview of the process and offers the opportunity for the public and stakeholders to participate in the process.
The website includes an interactive map, online survey and an “ideas wall”. Project documents and information about the public workshops are also on the website.
The study is funded by a $2 million federal Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant. It will include a Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) study and subsequent Environmental Assessment (EA) of the corridor. RCOC and the City of Rochester Hills are splitting the required local match of $500,000 to complete the study.
The grant was awarded in 2020, with a study start date of 2022. There will be a total of five public workshops with the third one taking place in the winter of 2024; the focus during that workshop will be on alternatives for the corridor.
Anyone wishing to attend the May 9 workshop who requires special accommodations in accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Title VI, including those requiring language assistance, should call RCOC at 248-645-2000 and ask to be directed to the RCOC Planning and Environmental Concerns Department to submit your request. The Road Commission will provide such services free of charge, with seven business days’ notice.
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