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.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Detour routes listed between Dec. 13-16.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close Commerce Road to through traffic between Orchard Lake and Hiller roads in Orchard Lake Village and West Bloomfield from Thursday, Dec. 13, through Sunday, Dec. 16, to construct a retaining wall on the south side of the road. The retaining wall is needed to support the slope adjacent to the road which has been eroding. During the closure, the detour route for through traffic is Hiller Road to Cooley Lake Road to Cass-Elizabeth Road to Cass Lake Road to Orchard Lake Road and vice versa. Source: RCOC press release
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
If you plan to travel for Christmas and New Year's, check Patch's need-to-know list before you leave town.
Millions of Americans will be heading somewhere this holiday season. According to AAA, 91.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the 2011-12 year-end holiday travel season (from Friday-Jan. 2), a 1.4 percent increase from last year. These are the second-highest projected travel figures for the past decade and represent nearly 30 percent of the total U.S. population. If you plan to head out of West Bloomfield, here’s what you need to know before you go: In and around West Bloomfield from Wednesday-Sunday, the National Weather Service is calling for partly sunny skies. On Wednesday, there’s an 80 percent chance of rain with highs near 40 degrees. However, temperatures will fall later in the week with lows in the …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Position of sun — as well as host of other autumn driving hazards — makes driving more dangerous in the fall.
Have you been driving home from work recently, turned a corner and been blinded by sun glare? According to the Michigan Department of Transportatin (MDOT), that's a sign that fall is here. According to MDOT, the sun rises and sets closer to the horizon and almost exactly in the east and west in the fall, making driving difficult — and dangerous — if you happen to heading in either direction. Intense glare from the sun on the horizon can blind drivers, causing unexpected slowdowns. Combined with other fall safety hazards, like fallen leaves and frost, coming home from work might be more dangerous than you think. To help drivers, MDOT brings Michigan drivers these tips for driving with glare: What else should you look out for? In addition, …