Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) projects

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced the following projects may cause traffic delays on between July 16 and July 23 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. … [Read more...]

The Measure of Success

Remember measuring yourself as a kid on the doorframe to see if you grew? We all let our hands angle up a little extra to give the impression we grew even more than we really did. Lately I've noticed that all around Rochester our community is having measurable growth, and we don't need a giant ruler to see it. As you drive around our hilly streets these days, you can see quite a few large cranes dotting the horizon. It's more reminiscent of what is common around the ever-growing boomtown of … [Read more...]

Avon bridge closing Feb. 1

Rochester Hills drivers have been waiting, and waiting, for the Avon bridge over the Clinton River just east of Livernois to be fixed so lane restrictions could be lifted. The time has finally arrived, but be prepared to avoid the area for the next several months. “For months and months and probably years, the Avon bridge has seemed like a mirage,” Mayor Bryan Barnett said Monday as he announced that work to replace the bridge is scheduled to start Feb. 1. Because the bridge is coming down, … [Read more...]


The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will conduct a joint informational meeting Jan. 24 about two major road projects planned to take place in Rochester Hills in 2012: the replacement of the Avon Road bridge over the Clinton River (just east of Livernois) and the widening of Crooks Road from Starr-Batt Drive to north of Hamlin Road. The informational meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Rochester Hills City Hall, 1000 Rochester Hills Drive (on the south side of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Bridge Fix Hopeful for Next Year

Take two bridges, just around the corner from each other. Put them smack dab in the center of busy Rochester Hills. Partially close them both due to safety concerns, and what do you get? Angry drivers. Bridges over the Clinton River on Avon and Livernois are down to single lanes in each direction, causing backups and delays. Lane and weight restrictions were imposed by the Road Commission for Oakland County due to serious deterioration of concrete beams.  Shahrokh Mansoori, a physician … [Read more...]