Rochester Hills Partners with MDOT and SEMCOG Rochester Road Access Management Plan

Rochester Hills, Michigan– The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has teamed with the cities of Royal Oak, Clawson, Troy, Rochester Hills and Rochester to study the Rochester Road corridor.  The purpose of the Rochester Road Access Management Plan is to study traffic flow, crash statistics and current access points (i.e. driveways) to determine potential improvements that can improve safety along the corridor.

Rochester Road was selected for this study because road agencies believe managing access will improve traffic flow and safety.  The five participating cities have expressed a willingness to collaborate in the process.  “Many of the cities along the corridor are investing in improvements to Rochester Road, and by planning access points in advance of land use and development changes, this study will help to preserve that investment and reduce the need for costly road projects in the future” said Susan Stefanski, Project Manager for SEMCOG.

The Rochester Road Access Management Plan will identify locations along the corridor where intersection changes are needed or where driveway consolidation, redesign or closure can help restore and preserve road capacity, improve safety conditions and support long-term visions for expanded non-motorized systems and community sustainability.

LSL Planning Inc. and PB Michigan were hired to conduct the study and provide recommendations for both corridor-wide and site-specific changes.  Their recommendations will be presented to the public at an open house meeting planned for Monday, January 10, 2011 at the City of Troy Community Center.  Information on the project, and the public open house, can be found on the project website:

For more information regarding the Access Management Plan Study, please contact LSL Planning Inc. Senior Planner, Sherrin Hood, or Susan Stefanski, SEMCOG Project Manager at (248) 586-0505 or (313) 324-3349, respectively.

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