Pioneering Connected-Vehicle Infrastructure

Oakland County and the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) have selected P3 Mobility (P3M) of Toronto through an open bid to launch a first-of-its-kind pilot program to test connected vehicle infrastructure and determine whether an innovative business model to monetize that infrastructure is viable. The business model will involve a public-private partnership. They made the announcement in conjunction with the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS America) of America's annual meeting in … [Read more...]

Walton Boulevard Traffic Shift Begins June 2

Walton Blvd. Culverts being Replaced The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to shift two-way traffic to the north half of Walton Blvd. between Squirrel and Adams roads in the communities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills on Saturday, June 2. The traffic shift is weather-dependent and could be delayed. Subdivision entrances at Firewood and Bellarmine drives on the north side of Walton Blvd. will be closed for the duration of the project. Residents are advised to use … [Read more...]

Walton Boulevard Now Under Construction From Squirrel to Adams

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) began construction on Walton Blvd. this week. It will involve replacing three culverts and resurfacing the road between Squirrel and Adams roads in Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills. The contractor, Z Contractors of Shelby Township, will begin work in the Walton Blvd. median which will require inside (left) lane closures in both directions. In late May, the contractor is expected to shift two-way traffic to the north half of the boulevard so … [Read more...]

Emmons Road Closure May 8 to May 10

Emmons Road, in Rochester Hills, will be closed to vehicle traffic between Auburn Road and the alleyway approximately 200 feet north of Auburn Road. The closure will start around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, and will reopen around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. Emmons Road intersects with Auburn Road approximately halfway between John R. and Dequindre Roads. … [Read more...]

Walton Boulevard Lane Closures

Walton Boulevard lane closures starting March 14 for culvert replacements by Consumers Gas. East and west bound inside lanes near Beacon Hill Drive, East Oakland Drive, and Festival Drive will be closed. Both lanes of traffic east and west bound will be open on the weekends. Please see the map attached to see exact locations of work. … [Read more...]

Road Commission for Oakland County Expands Efforts to Address Potholes

The Road Commission for Oakland County is taking several additional steps this year to address the onslaught of potholes that is besieging roads across the region. “The true root cause of the severe pothole problem is Michigan’s decades-long road-funding crisis that has crippled road-agency efforts to repair roads. However, we are taking every step within our power to address this challenge,” RCOC Chairman Eric Wilson said. “We know that this situation is creating a burden for motorists, and … [Read more...]

Oakland County Deputy in Critical Condition After Being Struck by a Motorist

An Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy was hit by a passing car this morning at 7:40 a.m. in front of Rochester Adams High School on Tienken Rd. east of Adams Rd. in the City of Rochester Hills. The Deputy was policing another car accident which had occurred earlier at that location when a second accident occurred. He was policing the second accident when a passing car struck him while he was outside of his patrol car. The Oakland County Deputy was transported to Ascension Crittenton Hospital … [Read more...]

Road Commission for Oakland County Reminds Residents Not to Push Snow into the Road

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) reminds residents and business owners that it is illegal under Michigan law to shovel or plow snow or ice onto any road or highway, or to deposit snow on a road or road shoulder in such a way that it blocks motorists’ views of traffic. “Unfortunately, we have had problems in some areas lately, when business owners and residents have plowed their driveways or parking lots by pushing the snow out into the road,” explained RCOC Highway … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Snow Removal Plans

The City of Rochester Department of Public Works (DPW) will continue winter snow removal procedures. Crews will be hauling snow from the downtown area of Rochester overnight and will be addressing intersections and bus stops throughout Friday, December 15. Here are some friendly reminders from the City of Rochester DPW as we begin our winter snow operations for the 2017-2018 season. We understand that not everyone can afford to but if you can, please wait to clear your driveways until … [Read more...]

Snell Road Closure in Oakland Township

Snell Road will be closed between Sheldon Road and Mt. Vernon beginning October 25, 2017. The closure is due to construction being done on the culvert and is anticipated to last approximately three weeks.  More information from the Oakland County Road Commission. Snell Road Over McClure Drain (Culvert Project) Road: Snell Road over the McClure Drain Project Limits: McClure Drain (east Rochester Road on the Oakland and Macomb County border) Community: Oakland Township … [Read more...]