Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Groups from around Oakland County will be picking up litter and debris.
Volunteers will hit Oakland County’s roads to help clean litter and debris from the roadsides from April 13-21 as part of the Road Commission for Oakland County’s Adopt-A-Road program, according to a press release. Through the program, organized groups volunteer to clean specific road segments two or three times during the year—in the spring, summer and fall. RCOC provides training and equipment and then picks up the bagged garbage collected. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of these concerned citizens who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to help make sure the roads in their communities are clean,” stated RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian in a statement. “We applaud their efforts.” Nearly 250 local groups are signed up to take …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Road Commission for Oakland County staff members took feedback and answered questions during a Wednesday open house at Warner Upper Elementary.
Area residents got their first look Wednesday at detailed plans for a construction project that will dramatically change the 14 Mile/Orchard Lake/Northwestern Hwy. intersection in Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield. The installation of a turnabout and related road improvements will take more than eight months, with the project staged in four phases during the 2014 construction season. Different sections of 14 Mile Road will be completely closed for all but the final phase, and plans call for two-way traffic to be open at all times on other roads, for the duration. Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) design engineer Jeff O'Brien said those who came to the open house at Warner Upper Elementary School in Farmington Hills wanted …
Friday, February 22, 2013
A $2.2 million freeway repair project will affect the area between I-275 and Orchard Lake Road.
The Michigan Dept. of Transportation's $187 million construction program for 2013 includes a stretch of I-696 that runs through Farmington Hills. According to a press release posted on the State of Michigan website, a $2.2 million pavement repair project affecting an area of the freeway between I-275 and Orchard Lake Road is included in contracts awarded to "improve 80 miles of pavement and repair 15 bridges in the MDOT Metro Region." Other Oakland County projects include: Read the complete press release at www.michigan.gov/mdot to see how the construction season will affect your commute and travel plans.
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 …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
If you are traveling for the long holiday weekend, here's the scoop on construction, weather and how to stay connected.
For some, it's the first real weekend of the summer. If you're going out of town for Memorial Day weekend, here's what you need to know before you leave. According to AAA, 34.8 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this Memorial Day weekend, a 1.2 percent jump from the 2011 holiday period. To help make traveling a little easier, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is lifting restrictions on 94 of the state's 132 road construction projects during the Memorial Day weekend, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday. "Memorial Day weekend begins the busy summer travel season in Michigan," said State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle. "Let's make sure everyone gets to their destination and …