Tuesday, October 2, 2012
According to an update from the City of Farmington Hills, both major projects are 'substantially complete'.
A couple of major road construction projects are wrapping up, but road closures and detours remain on others, according to a construction update released Monday by the city of Farmington Hills: Orchard Lake Road, 13 Mile to 14 Mile, Resurfacing (Road Commission for Oakland County - RCOC) While this project is "substantially complete", lanes will remain closed as workers cut new pavement joints. Sidewalk ramps, drive approaches, final cleanup, and landscape restoration will complete the project. 14 Mile, Haggerty to Drake Workers will put the finishing touches on this project, including paving drive approaches, work on sidewalks and shoulders, installing new signage, sprinkler repair and clean-up. Northwestern Hwy., Orchard Lake Road to …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
There was plenty of news around the Greater West Bloomfield area this week.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
1. Hartland Patch reported Thursday that Christopher Muncy, 53, of White Lake, died at the scene of a traffic crash after he lost control his motorcycle on U.S. 23 in Hartland and was ejected into traffic, being hit by several vehicles. Reportedly, the first vehicle that struck Muncy initially stopped, but left prior to emergency vehicles arriving on scene. Police are asking for help identifying the missing vehicle which based on parts found on the scene appears to be a grayish or light blue Mercury that was possibly an older model Grand Marquis. The vehicle would have significant front end damage and may be missing the silver Mercury grill, according to reports. Witnesses say a female was seen exiting the vehicle when it initially …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Public buildings in Farmington and Farmington Hills offer a break from the heat for those without power or air conditioning.
UPDATE: The City of Farmington Hills reports the splash pad in Heritage Park is closed, due to the power outage. With the National Weather Service predicting day-time temperatures as high as 101 over the next few days, thousands without power or air conditioning in Farmington and Farmington Hills can take a temporary break from the heat in public buildings. Here's where you can go to cool off: Particularly during these extreme conditions, the City of Farmington Hills reminds all residents to take a few basic heat-related precautions: Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids. Make sure your pets have access to plenty of fresh water. Reduce your intake of caffeinated beverages. Avoid strenuous outdoor work. Wear lightweight clothing. Pace …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The city's asphalt resurfacing program has roads under construction for the next three weeks.
Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch reader and West Bloomfield resident Kevin McCarthy sent in a question about what looked to him like the beginning of road construction on Farmington Road this morning. So we called City of Farmington Hills Dept. of Public Works Superintendent Kevin McCarthy (how's that for a coincidence?) and learned the area is part of the city's asphalt resurfacing program – and Farmington Road is not the only area affected. "In fact, that's going on right outside my window," said McCarthy, who works out of the city's Division of Public Works building on Halsted. McCarthy said crews will be working on Halsted between I-696 and 12 Mile, as well as the stretch on Farmington Road, for about three weeks. As they mill off …
Friday, February 17, 2012
The postponement of another project frees up funds for the local base repair and repaving project.
Motorists who have long complained about the condition of Orchard Lake Rd. south of 14 Mile will see some relief coming later this year – after they muddle through a few months of road construction. Replacement of the damaged pavement was approved by the Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force funding committee Feb. 7, which allows the Road Commission for Oakland County to start paving this summer. “This project has been a high priority for the Road Commission for some time,” RCOC Board Chairman Eric Wilson said. “We are very pleased that funding became available, and we were able to move the project forward.” Wilson added that this will be the final step in the resurfacing of the entire stretch of Orchard Lake Road between 12 Mile and Lone…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Novi-based ITC Transmission's $100,000 grant matches a national grant, bringing 850 trees to the Rouge River watershed.
Three Oakland County communities will be home to 850 new trees this fall and spring, thanks to a public-private partnership celebrated Monday afternoon at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said "many good things flow" from the $100,000 grant, awarded to the county by Novi-based ITC Transmission, a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation's largest independent electricity transmission company. Funds will be paired with a $100,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to plant trees in Farmington Hills, Novi and West Bloomfield. Patterson cited the U.S. Department of Agriculture's estimated benefits of planting the trees, which will: In addition, he said, the trees will have the potential to …