Adams Road Gets a $1.4 Million Dollar Facelift!

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, will conduct a public information meeting June 13 to share plans for the upcoming resurfacing of Adams Road between South Boulevard and Auburn Road on the Rochester Hills/Auburn Hills border.

The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Auburn Hills City Hall, 1827 N. Squirrel Road (at the southwest corner of University Drive and Squirrel Road). The meeting will be open-house format – there will be no formal presentation, but anyone interested can stop by at any time during the meeting to review project plans and/or talk with a Road Commission representative.

The project will provide a smooth new road surface and safety enhancements. Work will include pavement repairs, adding a center left-turn lane to the northern one-third mile of the project (from Woodcrest Street to Auburn Road), adding right-turn lanes for turning into some side streets and the application of three inches of new asphalt.

The project also includes pedestrian crosswalk upgrades to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

The project is expected to start in early July. It is expected to be completed by Oct. 15.

During most of the project, the road will remain open to traffic, though there will be intermittent lane closures. During the lane closures, traffic will be controlled by flaggers.

The road will be closed to through traffic for a three-week period, probably beginning sometime in July and ending by approximately Aug. 15. During the closure, the detour route for through traffic will be South Boulevard to Crooks Road to Auburn Road and back to Adams and vice versa. The closure is needed so storm sewers can be upgraded.

Access to all homes and businesses within the project area will be maintained at all times throughout the project, though some side streets may be closed at times if there is an alternate access to the streets. Motorists should expect delays throughout the project, and those traveling to destinations outside the construction zone are encouraged to use an alternate route.

The project is expected to cost approximately $1.4 million. Of that, approximately $540,000 is being paid for with federal funds. Oakland County general government is contributing $85,000 (through the Tri-Party Program), the Road Commission is contributing $450,000, the City of Rochester Hills is adding $255,000 and the City of Auburn Hills is providing $85,000.

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