Road Delays in the Area

The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads between Sept. 7 and Sept. 14 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:                     Crooks Road, just north and south of M-59 (from Austin Street to Star-Batt Drive)

Project:                       The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is resurfacing and widening this section of Crooks to five lanes as part of the widening of the Crooks Road bridge over  M-59. During the work, Crooks is reduced to a single lane in each direction between Austin and Star-Batt. MDOT has now closed Crooks at Starr-Batt through the end of September to reconstruct the Crooks/Starr-Batt intersection. During the closure, the detour route for through traffic is Hamlin to Adams to M-59 and back to Crooks and vice versa.

Community:               Rochester Hills

Completion Date:      November (road closure to end at end of September)


ROAD:                       Crooks Road, 14 Mile Road to Equity Street

Project:                       RCOC is reconstructing this road and widening it from four lanes to five. During the project, at least one lane of this section of Crooks Road remains open in each direction, but motorists should expect delays.

Community:               Troy, Royal Oak and Clawson

Completion Date:      By Oct. 14


ROAD:                       Crooks Road between Banmoor and Fountain streets

Project:                       RCOC is resurfacing this section of Crooks, which is reduced to one lane in each direction during the project.

Community:               Troy

Completion Date:      November


ROAD:                       Pontiac Trail at M-5

Project:                       RCOC is constructing a modern roundabout at the Pontiac Trail/M-5 intersection. As part of this project, Pontiac Trail is closed from M-5 to Welch Road, and there are lane closures on M-5 and Pontiac Trail east of M-5. Pontiac Trail will remain closed between Welch and M-5 for the duration of the project. The detour route for Pontiac Trail through traffic is Haggerty to West Maple to Welch and back to Pontiac Trail and vice versa.

Community:               Commerce Twp.

Completion Date:      Nov. 1

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*ROAD:                     Adams Road, South Boulevard to Auburn Road

Project:                       This section of Adams Road is closed until at least Sept. 16 as part of RCOC’s ongoing resurfacing project. During the closure, the detour route for through traffic is South Boulevard to Crooks Road to Auburn Road and back to Adams and vice versa.

Community:               On the Rochester Hills/Auburn Hills border

Completion Date:      Nov. 15


ROAD:                       Eight Mile Road, Dixboro Road to Pontiac Trail

Project:                       This section of Eight Mile is closed to through traffic while RCOC paves the gravel road. The road will remain closed to through traffic until the project stops for the winter in November. Work will then resume in April 2012. The detour route during the closure is Pontiac Trail to Nine Mile to Dixboro and back to Eight Mile and vice versa.

Community:               On the Lyon Township/Salem Township border

Completion Date:      June 2012

ROAD:                       Milford Road at Dawson Road 

Project:                       In conjunction with RCOC, Milford Twp. is widening and improving Milford Road at the Dawson Road intersection, adding center left-turn lanes on Milford Road. Both roads remain open throughout the project, but there will be lane closures on Milford and, at times, the road will be reduced to one lane between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays with traffic directed by flaggers.

Community:               Milford Twp.

Completion Date:      Oct. 28


*ROAD:                     Dequindre Road, South Boulevard to Auburn Road  

Project:                       RCOC is resurfacing this section of Dequindre Road. In the two-lane portion of the road, there will be times when the road is reduced to one lane, with traffic directed by flaggers. Motorists should expect delays and use an alternate route if possible.

Community:               On the Rochester Hills/Shelby Township and the Troy/Sterling Heights borders

Completion Date:      By Nov. 15




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ROAD:                       Joslyn Road from just south of Silver Bell Road to just north of Scripps Road

Project:                       RCOC is doing spot resurfacing on this section of Joslyn. During the work, sections of the road will intermittently be reduced to one lane with traffic directed by flaggers.

Community:               Orion Twp.

Completion Date:      By end of October

*ROAD:                     12 Mile Road at Evergreen Road  

Project:                       DTE has closed the eastbound outside lane of 12 Mile at the intersection with Evergreen to repair the road following work on the DTE service under the road. The lane will remain closed until approximately 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16.

Community:               Southfield

Completion Date:      By 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16

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