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Posted on: September 13, 2021

SECTIONS OF BIG LAKE AND WARE ROADS IN SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP EXPECTED TO CLOSE STARTING SEPT. 20

Railroad Crossing

Canadian National (CN) Railroad expects to close Big Lake Road, west of Andersonville Road, and Ware Road, just south of Big Lake Road, in Springfield Township starting on Sept. 20, for railroad-crossing repair work.

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2021

UPDATE: MILFORD ROAD, EAST OF WATER ROAD IN ROSE TWP., EXPECTED TO CLOSE ON SEPT. 14

Northside of Milford Rd. culvert over Buckhorn Creek just before White Rd.

The previously announced closure of Milford Road just east of Water Road and west of Demode Road in Rose Township has been delayed from today, Monday, Sept. 13, to tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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Milford Road Culvert Replacement Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2021

SUNOCO TO CLOSE LIVERNOIS RD JUST SOUTH OF AUBURN RD STARTING SEPT. 20-OCT. 7

Detour Ahead Sign

The Sunoco Pipeline company will close Livernois Road just south of Auburn Road in Rochester Hills starting Monday, Sept. 20, for pipeline maintenance under the road.  

The road is expected to reopen on Oct. 7. The detour route for traffic is Aubu...

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

PROJECTS THAT COULD DELAY TRAFFIC ON RCOC ROADS SEPT. 10 & 17 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 Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 or may start shortly thereafter. 

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

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Road Construction & Permit Projects Update Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

CASCADE ST., FROM UNION LAKE RD. TO COOLEY LAKE RD, TO CLOSE SEPT. 13-20

Road Closed Ahead Sign

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has approved a permit allowing the closure of Cascade Street, from Union Lake Road to Cooley Lake Road on the border of Commerce and White Lake townships, from Sept. 13 to approximately Sept. 20, for the const...

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

MILFORD ROAD, EAST OF WATER ROAD IN ROSE TWP., EXPECTED TO CLOSE ON SEPT. 13 FOR CULVERT WORK

Northside of Milford Rd. culvert over Buckhorn Creek just before White Rd.

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Rose Township, will close Milford Road just east of Water Road and west of Demode Road in the township to replace a culvert that carries the Buckhorn Creek under the road.

The closure is ex...

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Milford Road Culvert Replacement Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

CLOSURE OF THE OAKHILL/SASHABAW RD INTERSECTION DELAYED UNTIL SEPT. 7

Oakhill/Sashabaw Rd. Intersection Prior to Roundabout Construction 2021

The previously announced closure of the Oakhill Road/Sashabaw Road intersection, on the Independence Twp/Brandon Twp. border, has been delayed until Sept. 7 due to a utility issue. The intersection had previously been planned to close Sept. 1

The closure i...

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Oakhill/Sashabaw Roundabout Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

CONSUMERS ENERGY TO KEEP GREENFIIELD RD, 13 MILE TO 14 MILE RD, CLOSED UNTIL LATE SEPT.

delay yellow signs for project start postponement

Consumers Energy will keep Greenfield Road closed to through traffic from 13 Mile Road to 14 Mile Road on the Royal Oak/Beverly Hills border for gas main replacement work until late September. 

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

SECTIONS OF DILLEY AND DAVISBURG (BROADWAY) ROADS TO CLOSE IN SEPT. FOR RAILROAD CROSSING REPAIRS

Railroad Crossing

Canadian National (CN) Railroad has pushed back the dates it will close Davisburg (Broadway) Road, from Dilley Road to Eaton Road, and Dilley Road, just south of Davisburg Road, and in Springfield Township for railroad-crossing repair work until later thi...

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Permit Work and Short-Term Road Closures Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

EASTBOUND LANE OF 14 MILE RD, BETWEEN ROCHESTER & CAMPBELL ROADS, TO CLOSE AUG. 30

Right Lane Closed Ahead Orange Traffic Sign to advise motorists of closure

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has issued a permit allowing the City of Royal Oak to close the right (outside) lane of eastbound 14 Mile Road, between Rochester and Campbell roads on the Clawson/Royal Oak border, from Monday, Aug. 30 throug...

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

TREATMENT OF PHRAGMITES & JAPANESE KNOTWEED ALONG RCOC ROADSIDES IN VARIOUS COMMUNITIES HAS STARTED

Phragmite photo with contractor worker standing in front, Napier/10 Mile Road

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues to work with the Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) organization to address invasive species growing along roads throughout Oakland County.   

This m...

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RCOC Treatment Map Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

CONSTRUCTION TO START ON OAKHILL/SASHABAW ROUNDABOUT TO START AUG. 30; INTERSECTION TO CLOSE SEPT. 1

Oakhill/Sashabaw Rd. Intersection Prior to Roundabout Construction 2021

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will enhance the safety and traffic flow at the intersection of Oakhill and Sashabaw roads on the border of Independence and Brandon townships by constructing a compact roundabout at the Independence/Brandon t...

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Oakhill/Sashabaw Roundabout Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2021

RESURFACING WORK ON 12 MILE RD FROM ORCHARD LAKE TO FARMINGTON RD EXPECTED TO START AUG. 23

12 Mile Road between Orchard Lake Road and Farmington Road pre-construction

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Farmington Hills, will resurface 12 Mile Road between Farmington Road and Orchard Lake Road starting Monday, Aug. 23.  

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12 Mile Road, Orchard Lake to Farmington Road Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

REMINDER: PROPOSED FY 2022 ROAD COMMISSION BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED TOMORROW AT A PUBLIC HEARING

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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will present its proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget at a public hearing tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac.

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FY 2022 Budget Summary Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

PROPOSED FY 2022 ROAD COMMISSION BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED AT AUG. 19 PUBLIC HEARING

Budget image for 2020

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will present its proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget at a public hearing Thursday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac.

The public is invited...

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Proposed 2022 Budget Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

UNION LAKE ROAD EXPECTED TO CLOSE AUG. 2 BETWEEN WISE AND COMMERCE ROADS

Close up of the culvert/lake-level structure underneath Union Lake Rd. just south of Wise Rd.

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Commerce Township, will close Union Lake Road to through traffic, between Wise and Commerce roads Monday, Aug. 2, through late September, to replace a culvert.   

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Union Lake Road Culvert Replacement Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

RCOC BEVERLY HILLS AND WATERFORD (PVR) BUILDINGS TO OPEN TO PUBLIC AUG. 2

RCOC OFFICES REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2021 image

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will reopen its Beverly Hills and Waterford Township (Paul Van Roekel Service Center) buildings to the public starting Monday, Aug. 2. This is the first time both buildings will be open to the public since Mar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

UNION LAKE ROAD CLOSURE, BETWEEN WISE AND COMMERCE ROADS IN COMMERCE TWP., IS DELAYED

View of the culvert with the Union Lake Rd./Wise Rd. intersection pre-construction behind

The contractor for the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has delayed the closure of  Union Lake Road, between Wise and Commerce roads in Commerce Twp., for a culvert removal and replacement project. The road was rescheduled to close on Tu...

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Union Lake Road Culvert Replacement Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

ADOPT-A-ROAD CLEAN-UP IS JULY 17 THROUGH JULY 25

Adopt a Road  -- Elizabeth Lake

Tired of noticing too much roadside litter? If so, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has the perfect opportunity for you: There are many Oakland County roads still available as part of the Adopt-A-Road program.

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Adopt-A-Road Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

UNION LAKE ROAD TO BE CLOSED BETWEEN WISE RD. AND COMMERCE RD. JULY 22 UNTIL LATE SEPTEMBER

View of the culvert with the Union Lake Rd./Wise Rd. intersection pre-construction behind

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Commerce Township, will close Union Lake Road to through traffic, between Wise and Commerce roads, to replace a culvert and lake-level structure under the road. The road is expected to clo...

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Union Lake Road Culvert Replacement Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2021

SOUTHBOUND ADAMS RD, FROM LONG LAKE TO SQUARE LAKE, WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 28

Adams Road between South Blvd and I-75 (looking south) taken on 11/28/18

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) contractor working on Adams Road between Long Lake Road and Square Lake Road, on the border of Troy and Bloomfield Township, is now planning to close the road to southbound traffic next Monday, June 28.

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Adams Road Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

OAKLAND'S TRAFFIC-FATALITY RATE REMAINS WELL BELOW STATE, NATIONAL RATES

Beverly Hills, MI —  Once again in 2020, Oakland County saw a substantially lower traffic-fatality rate on its roads than either the state or national rates.

            The county, state and n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

ADAMS RD WORK, FROM SQUARE LAKE TO LONG LAKE RD, EXPECTED TO START 6/14; SB ADAMS TO CLOSE 6/21

Adams Road pre-construction between Square Lake and Long Lake roads

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Troy and Bloomfield Township, is rehabilitating and repaving Adams Road between Long Lake Road and Square Lake Road, on the border of these two communities. The work is expecte...

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Adams Raod Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

MILLING AND REPAVING ON ADAMS ROAD, BETWEEN LONG LAKE & SQUARE LAKE, EXPECTED TO START JUNE 14

Adams Road pre-construction between Square Lake and Long Lake roads (looking northbound)

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Troy and Bloomfield Township, is rehabilitating and repaving Adams Road between Long Lake Road and Square Lake Road, on the border of these two communities. The work is expecte...

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Adams Raod Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2021

12 MILE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION, FROM LAHSER TO EVERGREEN IN SOUTHFIELD, SET TO BEGIN MAY 24

road work sign

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Southfield, expects to begin reconstruction of 12 Mile Road, from Lahser Road to Evergreen Road in Southfield, on Monday, May 24. 

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12 Mile Road, Lahser to Evergreen 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

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: 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.  

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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

Traffic Alert Sign

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.  

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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

Detourahead

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

Detourahead

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: 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 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.

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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

Corridor concept graphic

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

Budget image for 2020

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

Work Zone Safety image

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

safety image with yellow hard hat

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.

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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