Road Commission for Oakland County projects scheduled for July 30 through August 6

The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads between July 30 and August 6 or may start shortly thereafter.

It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission.

Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc.

Asterisks next to projects denote new projects or a change since last week.

ROAD:                       Avon Road, Crooks Road to Adams Road

Project:                     Avon is closed between Crooks and Adams while RCOC resurfaces the road. The detour route is Adams to Hamlin to Livernois and back to Avon and vice versa.

Community:               Rochester Hills

Completion Date:      Late September

ROAD:                       Tienken Road, Livernois Road to the Paint Creek Trail

Project:                     This section of Tienken is closed while RCOC reconstructs and widens the road to three lanes, with a continuous center left-turn lane, and constructs a roundabout at the Tienken/Livernois intersection. The detour route for through traffic is Rochester Road to University Drive to Adams and back to Tienken and vice versa.

Community:               Rochester Hills

Completion Date:      Nov. 15 (the second phase, from Rochester Rd. to the Paint Creek Trail will take place next year)

ROAD:                       Joslyn Road, Collier Road to I-75

Project:                     RCOC is resurfacing this road. During the project, some side streets will be closed at Joslyn at times during the project, but those roads have alternate access routes. One lane remains open in each direction.

Community:               Auburn Hills

Completion Date:      Mid-August

ROAD:                       Orion Road bridge over the Paint Creek

Project:                     Orion Road is closed between Snell and Gallagher roads while RCOC replaces this bridge. The detour route is Rochester Road to Stoney Creek Road and back to Orion Road and vice versa.

Community:               Oakland Twp.

Completion Date:      Aug. 15

*ROAD:                     Orion Road between Flint Street and Rochester Road

Project:                    RCOC will resurface two sections of Orion Road beginning approximately Aug. 4. The first section is from Flint Street in Lake Orion to Adams Road in Oakland Twp. The second section is from Snell Road in Oakland Twp. to Rochester Road in Rochester Hills. The road will remain open during the project, but will be reduced to one lane at times, with traffic directed by flaggers.

Community:               Lake Orion, Orion Township, Oakland Township and Rochester Hills

Completion Date:      Mid-November

ROAD:                       Avon Road bridge over the Clinton River

Project:                     This bridge is closed until approximately Aug. 8 while the Road Commission performs heavy maintenance on the structure. During the closure, the detour route is Dequindre Road to Hamlin Road to Ryan Road to 23 Mile Road and back to Avon and vice versa.

Community:               Rochester Hills

Completion Date:      Open to traffic by Aug. 8, work completed by Oct. 10

ROAD:                       Baldwin Road from Delevan Street to just south of I-75 (near Great Lakes Crossing mall)

Project:                     RCOC is replacing bad concrete slabs in this section of Baldwin. The road remains open, but is reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists should expect delays.

Community:               Auburn Hills

Completion Date:      End of September


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