Dear Crabby, Are the Potholes Worse This Year?

Dear Crabby, I know we live in Michigan and potholes are to be expected, but is it just me or they extra bad this year? Thanks, Rod Rumble Dear Rod Rumble, It’s definitely not just you. In fact, I saw someone recently post one of those memes on Facebook that read, “In England they drive on the left side of the road. In Michigan they drive on what’s left of the road.” Ain’t that the truth! I see vehicles bobbing and weaving down a road all the time. Now an outsider might think the … [Read more...]

Northbound John R Road Lane Closure at Auburn Road Intersection

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be closing down the Northbound lane on John R Road at the Auburn Road intersection starting August 30, 2017. The left lane and right shoulder will be closed, and is scheduled to reopen on September 20, 2017. … [Read more...]

Adams Road Closed this Weekend at I-75 for Bridge Demolition

Crews will be closing Adams Road in each direction at southbound I-75 this weekend for bridge removal starting at 10:00 p.m. Friday, May 19. The roadway is expected to reopen 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 22. The bridge work is part of the ongoing $91.8 million investment to reconstruct I-75 between South Boulevard and Coolidge Highway in Oakland County. During the closure, traffic on northbound Adams Road will be detoured using eastbound Square Lake Road to northbound Coolidge Highway, then … [Read more...]

I-75 Modernization Project Started this Week with VIDEO

The I-75 Modernization Project Started this Week - 18 Miles - $91 Million - to be Complete by 2030 The I-75 widening and reconstruction project has been in the planning and development stages for nearly 20 years. It encompasses approximately 18 miles of freeway from M-102 to south of M-59 and has a current daily traffic volume of 103,000 to 174,000. The freeway was built in the 1960s but has not received comprehensive corridor improvements since that time. The need for increased capacity to … [Read more...]

Real-time traffic updates help ease the pain on congestion

Every Michigander knows there are five seasons in the state: spring, summer, fall, winter, and construction. Thankfully, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has a solution for the last "season" with a revamped online Real-Time Traffic Map, making the congestion-monitoring tool simpler, easier and faster to use. The map is available on the RCOC Website, (click on “Get Map” in the top right corner of the home page). “Ours was the first real-time traffic-information … [Read more...]

Main Street is Now Open!

Main Street in Downtown Rochester reopened to traffic today at 12:30 pm. One travel lane northbound and one travel lane southbound are open, along with left turn lanes at Second and University Drive. University Drive is also open to traffic. Third and Fourth street at Main will remain closed for the next few weeks. “Thank you to everyone who worked hard to complete Phase One of the project and for the cooperation of our businesses and residents to make this phase a huge success”, stated … [Read more...]

Livernois Road to close July 9

It's official. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the City of Rochester Hills and the City of Rochester announced that Livernois Road will close July 9 at the bridge over the Clinton River between Avon and Hamlin roads, when RCOC begins the replacement of the  bridge. Officials held a press conference at Rochester Hills’ Veterans Park on Wednesday to make the announcement. “A lot of road and bridge improvements are taking place … [Read more...]

RCOC, MDOT, Rochester Hills, and Rochester to jointly conduct press conference to discuss Rochester area road projects

Officials with the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the City of Rochester Hills and the City of Rochester will join forces Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. for a joint press conference to discuss current and impending road and bridge projects in the Rochester area. The event will take place at the gazebo at Veteran’s Memorial Park at the southeast corner of the intersection of Livernois and Avon roads in Rochester Hills. The … [Read more...]

Digging Up Bones in Downtown Rochester!

Word on the street today was that the construction crews tearing up Main Street in Downtown Rochester found some bones. While digging in front of Gus O'Connors Pub they uncovered an old well and near it some animal bones. We were told that MDOT called in some Archaeologists to investigate and examine the find. Reports came back that these bones were not prehistoric, but probably a small animal like a dog or a sheep. The history that is uncovered is being seen for the first time in decades, so … [Read more...]

Main Street Makeover moves into Phase 2

Rochester’s Main Street Makeover is well underway and moving into the next phase. Beginning Tuesday, May 15, Main Street will be closed north of Second and south of University. Second and University will remain open, while Third & Fourth will be closed to traffic. Pedestrian crossing will only be available at Second and University. Sidewalks will continue to be open and access from the alleys will be maintained. This phase of construction will be completed by late July. Downtown and all … [Read more...]