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 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lane expected to re-open on Thursday afternoon.
Motorists should continue to expect delays at the Orchard Lake Road and Northwestern Highway intersection through Thursday, according to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC). Consumers Energy will again close the northbound outside lane of Orchard Lake Road just north of Northwestern Highway, and the outside northbound lane of Northwestern Highway just before Orchard Lake beginning at 9 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 6) and ending at approximately 3 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 7) for a gas line repair.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
One lane expected to close through Friday and re-opened for the weekend.
Motorists should expect delays at the Orchard Lake Road and Northwestern Highway intersection beginning Thursday, according to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC). Consumers Energy plans to close the northbound outside lane of Orchard Lake Road just north of Northwestern Highway, and the outside northbound lane of Northwestern Highway just before Orchard Lake beginning Thursday at 9 a.m. for a gas line repair. The lane closures will then be in place until 3 p.m. Friday. After that time, the lanes will be opened for the weekend. However, the same lanes will be closed again at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4. They will remain closed until Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. when they are expected to re-open.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Lane closures the result of emergency repairs to underground electric lines.
Motorists should expect delays at the Maple and Orchard Lake roads intersection, according to a Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) press release. DTE Energy is making emergency repairs to underground electric lines in and adjacent to the West Bloomfield intersection today, causing lane closures at the intersection, according to RCOC. The work started around 9 a.m. today and is expected to take until about 12 midnight to complete. The lanes impacted are the westbound through lane of Maple just east of the intersection and the outside southbound lane of Orchard Lake just north of the intersection.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rotating lane closures the result of emergency repairs to underground electric lines.
Motorists should expect delays at the Maple and Orchard Lake roads intersection, according to a Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) press release. DTE Energy is making emergency repairs to underground electric lines in and adjacent to the West Bloomfield intersection today, causing rotating lane closures in and near the intersection the area, according to RCOC. The work was expected to start by 10 a.m. today and likely will last through evening rush hour, the release states.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Oakland County Federal Aid Committee meets Monday in Beverly Hills to discuss several projects.
Members of the Oakland County Federal Aid Committee will discuss how to allocate nearly $2.4 million in federal road funds headed to the county in 2013 during a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday in Beverly Hills. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Road Commission for Oakland County’s administrative offices at 31001 Lahser Road. RCOC spokesman Craig Bryson said the additional funds became available when Congress passed the new federal transportation bill last year. It was the first new transportation bill in about seven years. The money must be spent during the calendar year, and can only apply to projects on 'principal arterial' roads, which Bryson described as main roads. Potential projects could include Avon Road…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Road Commission for Oakland County said that repairs to two lanes on Orchard Lake and Maple roads should be finished by the morning rush hour.
Source: Road Commission for Oakland County DTE Energy has informed the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) that its crews will be closing the outside southbound lane of Orchard Lake just before Maple and in the Maple intersection and the outside westbound lane of Maple just before Orchard Lake and in the Orchard Lake intersection in West Bloomfield Township. The closures will begin around 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 8). The work is expected to be finished and the lanes re-opened prior to morning rush hour tomorrow morning (Wednesday, Jan. 9). The crews will be making emergency repairs to a DTE line under the roads. Additionally, the Oakland County Water Resources Commission (WRC) has informed RCOC that it will be closing one lane …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Part-time drivers and new, three-lane salt-spreaders will help the Road Commission for Oakland County remove the snow around West Bloomfield this year.
Editor's note: The following news was submitted by the Road Commission for Oakland County. The Road Commission for Oakland County is reviewing winter plowing and salting procedures with its truck drivers, preparing its trucks for winter and getting snow plows ready – all in anticipation of the inevitable arrival of winter weather. This year, though, the agency is also trying some new approaches to winter road maintenance: It has hired 30 part-time, temporary snowplow/salt-truck drivers and has purchased some new pieces of equipment that promise to improve winter road maintenance efficiency. “For the first time ever, we have hired temporary, part-time employees to augment our full-time drivers,” noted RCOC Chairman Eric Wilson. “Our full-…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Road Commission is seeking to fill 30 part-time, temporary positions this winter.
The Road Commission for Oakland County is seeking to hire 30 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its reduced full-time staff for the winter this year, according to a news release. “We have reduced our staff more than 27 percent in the last five years, and many of the workers we have lost served as snowplow drivers in the winter,” explained Managing Director Dennis Kolar in a statement. “The reality is we cannot afford to replace the full-time employees we have lost, but we also cannot provide the level of service our customers deserve with just the remaining full-time staff." Hiring the temporary, part-time employees was a compromise that Kolar said he hopes will allow the agency to maintain a reasonable level of snow response service …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Do you have a road you'd like to be fixed or paved in Greater West Bloomfield? The county and road commission have funds to give for area road projects.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The following is a release from the Road Commission for Oakland County. The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in conjunction with the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, has put out a one-time call to Oakland County communities seeking road improvement projects that could be constructed this year or next that would be able to take advantage of $2.9 million in unused Tri-Party Program funds. The annual Tri-Party Program involves one-third funding from Oakland County general government, one third from RCOC and one third from the community. Projects are selected by the communities on RCOC roads with the approval of the Road Commission. Each community is entitled to a share of the annual Tri-Party Program funding based on several …