Major County Investment Secured for Rochester Hills Roads

Commissioners Kochenderfer, Tietz Team Up to Secure Major County Investment in Rochester Hills Road Repairs 

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed resolutions sponsored by Commissioners Adam Kochenderfer and Doug Tietz securing a total of $247,492 in matching funding for local road projects in the City of Rochester Hills. These contributions will assist in the completion two projects – the resurfacing of South Boulevard and the City’s 2017 Concrete Road Replacement Program.

The resurfacing of South Boulevard will be undertaken as part of the County’s long-standing Tri-Party Road Improvement Program, with Oakland County’s investment of $160,578 being matched by the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and the City of Rochester Hills for a total project budget of $481,734. This multi-phased project includes multi-jurisdictional improvements and a partnership with the City of Troy.

Oakland County Board of Commissioners

Oakland County Board of Commissioners

Commissioners Kochenderfer and Tietz also secured $86,914 that will be utilized to for concrete road repairs for 20 local Rochester Hills roads in 2017. The City estimates they will match the County’s investment for a minimum of a $173,830 total investment in the 2017 Concrete Repair program.

“Safe and smooth roads are a priority for Rochester Hills’ families and businesses. I will continue doing anything I can to secure road funding for our residents,” stated Commissioner Kochenderfer (R-Rochester Hills).

“I’m delighted to bring some additional road funding to Rochester Hills,” stated Commissioner Tietz (R-Troy). “Housing values and good jobs rely on good roads.”

Mayor Barnett Thanks Commissioners for Efforts Resulting in $650K in Road Infrastructure Investments 

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett - photo by Michael Dwyer

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett – photo by Michael Dwyer

“We are thrilled to partner with the County on this critical funding need. These resources will go directly into improving the ride quality of Rochester Hills roads, which we know our residents will appreciate. This is a great example of collaboration and we thank the county and Commissioners Kochenderfer and Tietz for making it possible,” stated Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett.

Funding for the Concrete Road Replacement Program has been made available from Oakland County’s Local Road Improvement Pilot Program (LRIP), which provides limited financial assistance to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs and improvements on roadways under their jurisdiction. Local municipalities must match funding from Oakland County and projects should supplement, not replace, existing local road repair efforts. The Oakland County Board of Commissioners has allocated up to $1 million annually since the program was launched in 2016. Communities are allocated a share of these funds based upon a formula consisting of road miles and population. The program supplements the long-standing Tri-Party Road Improvement Program, which provides a 1/3 share in matching funds for repairs on local roadways under the control of the RCOC.

“The long-term lack of investment from the state and federal governments in local road infrastructure has taken a heavy toll on our roadways,” stated Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell. “Poor conditions on our roads create an impediment to the economic development of our region and diminish the excellent quality of life our residents expect. Oakland County is demonstrating leadership and innovation by making a $1 million investment in immediate road repairs equal to approximately $11 million in total road projects. These are the kind of results Oakland County residents have come to expect from Oakland County’s leadership team, from our County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, and from the ongoing bi-partisan efforts of the members of the Board of Commissioners.”

The Board of Commissioners LRIP recently received national recognition with a 2017 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award in the category of Community and Economic Development.

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer is a Republican serving his second term on the Board of Commissioners. He represents the 15th District, consisting of the entire City of Rochester and a large portion of the City of Rochester Hills. For more information, contact Commissioner Kochenderfer via email to

Commissioner Doug Tietz is a Republican serving in his first term on the Board of Commissioners. He represents the 11th District, consisting of portions of the cities of Troy, Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills. For more information, contact Commissioner Tietz via email to

You can reach the Board of Commissioners directly by calling 248-858-0100, or visit their website at


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