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Posted on: May 14, 2021

RCOC APPLYING FRICTION TREATMENT TO ROADS IN INDEPENDENCE & ORION TWPS TO IMPROVE SAFETY

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues to be a leader in road safety and will again apply a “high-friction surface treatment” to improve traction on two significant road curves. 

This year’s applications will be on Baldwin Road we...

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High Friction Surface Treatment Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

CLOSURE OF MANN ROAD, EAST OF CLINTONVILLE ROAD IS DELAYED

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The closure of Mann Road from Clintonville Road to Sunburst Avenue on the Independence Township/Waterford Township border has been delayed. It was originally expected to begin May 3.

The closure is needed so a private developer can install sanitar...

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

PROJECTS THAT COULD DELAY TRAFFIC ON RCOC ROADS MAY 7 AND MAY 14 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 May 7 and May 14 or may start shortly thereafter. 

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

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Road Construction & Permit Projects Update Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

RCOC TO START PRESERVATION OVERLAYS ON 62 MILES OF ROADS ON MAY 11

White Lake Road west of Andersonville, flagman directing traffic

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will begin its preservation overlay, or simple resurfacing, program on Tuesday, May 11. The first road to be addressed will be Pontiac Lake Road from Hospital Road to Williams Lake Road in Waterford Township.&...

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Project List Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

OFFICIALS CUT RIBBON TO MARK OFFICIAL COMPLETION OF BALDWIN ROAD WIDENING PROJECT IN ORION TOWNSHIP

Baldwin Road Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on May 4, 2021 in Orion Township

Officials with the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and Orion Township as well as Oakland County Executive David Coulter and other state and federal officials today cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the completion of a multi-year $55 million wide...

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Baldwin Road Fact Sheet Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

CONCRETE SLAB REPLACEMENT ON BIG BEAVER RD FROM ROCHESTER TO DEQUINDRE RD IN TROY TO START MAY 6

Sample photo of concrete slab removal and replacement

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will begin replacing concrete on Big Beaver Road from Rochester to Dequindre Road in Troy starting Thursday, May 6.  

            The work will sta...

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Concrete Slab Replacements Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

GREENFIELD RD FROM 13 MILE RD TO 14 MILE RD TO CLOSE MAY 10 THROUGH LATE JULY FOR GAS MAIN WORK

Utility Work

Consumers Energy will close Greenfield Road from 13 Mile Road to 14 Mile Road on the Royal Oak/Beverly Hills border for gas main replacement work from Monday, May 10, through late July.  

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Consumers Energy Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

MANN ROAD, EAST OF CLINTONVILLE ROAD, EXPECTED TO CLOSE MAY 3 FOR SANITARY SEWER WORK

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has issued a permit allowing Pamar Enterprises to close Mann Road from Clintonville Road to Sunburst Avenue on the Independence Township/Waterford Township border to through traffic May 3 through approximately...

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

BARRON RD TO FULLY CLOSE JUST SOUTH OF GROVELAND RD FOR SOIL EXCAVATION STARTING MAY 3

Road Closed Ahead Sign

 

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to fully close Barron Road just south of Groveland Road in Groveland Township beginning May 3 for excavation of poor soils. The work is part of the ongoing Barron Road paving project from Gra...

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Barron Road Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

CURRIE ROAD FROM 8 MILE RD TO 9 MILE RD IN LYON TOWNSHIP TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL MD-MAY

Utility Work

 The Consumers Energy closure of Currie Road from 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road in Lyon Township for gas main work has been extended until approximately mid-May. The road was closed on April 14 and was originally scheduled to reopen Wednesd...

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

WATERMAIN WORK CONTINUES ON 14 MILE ROAD FROM WEST OF DECKER/NOVI RD TO WELCH RD

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The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) continues watermain replacement work on 14 Mile Road from just west Decker Road/Novi Road to Welch Road on the border of Novi, Walled Lake and Commerce Twp.

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Great Lakes Water Authority Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

WATERMAIN & SEWER WORK TO CLOSE WB LANES ON BIG BEAVER RD FROM JOHN R TO DEQUINDRE STARING 4/19

Sanitary sewer cover

The City of Troy will begin watermain and sanitary sewer work on westbound Big Beaver Road from John R to Dequindre Road on Monday, April 19.

            During the work, there will be westboun...

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City of Troy Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

CONSUMERS ENERGY PIPELINE WORK ON ROADS IN FARMINGTON HILLS AND WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP STARTS TODAY

Utility Work

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has approved a permit allowing Consumers Energy pipeline work on Middlebelt Road from 13 Mile Road to Maple Road and Maple Road from Middlebelt Road to Orchard Lake Road in the communities of Farmington Hills ...

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Consumers Energy Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

RESCONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON WALTON BLVD. FROM DIXIE HWY. TO JUST EAST OF SASHABAW ROAD TO START 4/19

Walton Blvd at Frembes in Waterford Township prior to road construction

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Waterford Township, will begin a reconstruction project on Walton Boulevard from Dixie Highway to Sashabaw Road beginning Monday, April 19.   

During the first stage, Walt...

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Walton Blvd. Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

SECOND-YEAR INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP ROAD MILLAGE WORK SET TO BEGIN APRIL 19 WITH PAVING CLARKSTON RD

Independence Township Road Millage project 2020

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

The projects are being paid for primarily with special property-tax millage doll...

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Independence Township Road Millage Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

CONCRETE SLAB REPLACEMENT ON CROOKS RD FROM FOUNATIAN DR TO SQUARE LAKE RD IN TROY HAS STARTED

Sample photo of concrete slab removal and replacement

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has begun replacing concrete on Crooks Road between Fountain Drive and Square Lake Road in Troy.  

            During the work, motorists ...

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Concrete Slab Replacements Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

CURRIE ROAD, FROM NINE MILE TO TEN MILE ROAD, IN LYON TOWNSHIP EXPECTED TO CLOSE APRIL 12

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Currie Road from Nine Mile to Ten Mile Road in Lyon Township for a gravel road paving project starting approximately April 12 through early October.  

During construction, access to ho...

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Currie Road Construction Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

MAPLE RD, FROM FRANKLIN RD. TO INKSTER RD., EXPECTED TO CLOSE APRIL 8 THROUGH LATE SEPTEMBER

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) plans to close Maple Road from Inkster Road to Franklin Road in Bloomfield Township to through traffic beginning approximately April 8 through late September for road construction.    

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Maple Road Construction Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

BARRON RD CONSTRUCTION FROM GRANGE HALL TO GROVELAND RD STARTS MAR. 22; FULL CLOSURE STARTS APRIL 12

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects work to begin on Barron Road from Grange Hall Road to Groveland Road in Groveland Township on March 22.  

The road will close to traffic April 12 through approximately Nov. 5 for gravel road pa...

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Barron Road Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

RCOC STILL LOOKING TO HIRE SEASONAL SUMMER LABORERS

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is still looking to hire seasonal summer laborers. 

The position pay rate is $12.25 per hour, and the positions are fulltime. Workers are expected to report in early June. The positions will last 10 to...

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Link to apply Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

RCOC LOOKING TO HIRE APPROXIMATELY 30 SEASONAL SUMMER LABORERS

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is looking to hire approximately 30 seasonal summer laborers. 

The position pay rate is $12.25 per hour, with a five-day work-week schedule. Workers are expected to report in early June. The positions ...

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Job link Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

ROAD COMMISSION TRAFFIC-SAFETY DIRECTOR NAMED 2020 ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Traffic-Safety Department Director Danielle Deneau, PE

The County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan Engineering Committee, on Feb. 10, named Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Traffic-Safety Department Director Danielle Deneau PE the 2020 CRA Urban Engineer of the Year. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2021

RCOC BOARD RECOGNIZES CONTRIBUTIONS OF FORMER ROAD COMMISSIONER GREG JAMIAN

Commissioner Greg Jamian photo, served on RCOC board from 2009 to 2020

            The three members of the Board unanimously passed a resolution honoring Jamian, who was first appointed to the Board in 2009 and served for 12 years. His terms included four years ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

NANCY QUARLES NAMED NEW OAKLAND COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONER; ANDREA LALONDE NAMED RCOC CHAIR

: Photos of Chairperson LaLonde, Vice Chairperson Quarles and Commissioner Fowkes are attached.

Nancy Quarles, a familiar face among public servants in Oakland County, has been named the new member of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board.

            Quarles, a former state...

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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 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 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: 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: 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

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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