Rochester High School Traffic Update March 2019

A Letter from Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner   Dear RCS Families, As you may be aware, the Oakland County Road Commission will be repaving Livernois Road, between Avon Road and University Drive, from June – November. The RCS Transportation Center and a large portion of our buses housed at the facility off Livernois Road will be impacted by this construction. The transportation center was scheduled to receive improvements this coming year. In order to … [Read more...]

Motorists can Expect Major Delays on Dequindre

Motorists can expect major delays on Dequindre Road between West Utica and Burningbush on Friday Motorists that use Dequindre Road between West Utica/M-59 and Burningbush are advised to seek an alternate route on Friday, December 2. Dequindre has been under construction since mid-June. Dan’s Excavating, contractor for the project, will be activating the new traffic signals, placing lane markings and shifting southbound traffic to the newly paved lanes. Motorists can expect major delays … [Read more...]

Oakland County Looking for Part-Time Snowplow Drivers

We are looking for persons with a current & valid Michigan Commercial Driver’s License – “A” endorsement who are able to work at one of our six Highway Maintenance district garages. At $18.00 per hour, duties will include snow-storm road plowing/salting and related highway maintenance functions such as pot hole patching, flagging, basin repair and culvert maintenance. This position has many functions that require physical activity outside of "snow related" operations. These interim … [Read more...]

Lane Closure for Crooks Road

Daily Lane Closure Scheduled for Thursday and Friday on Crooks Road in Troy Consumer’s Energy will close the outer lane of northbound Crooks Road south of Wattles Road in Troy on Thursday, March 24  and Friday, March 25 at approximately 9:00 a.m. each day for utility work.    One lane will remain to northbound traffic.   The closed lane is expected to reopen to traffic around 3 p.m. each day. … [Read more...]

Road Commission Board Votes to Keep Current Positions

The three-member Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting on January 14, reelected Ron Fowkes to a second term as Board chairman and Eric Wilson as vice chairman. The third Board member is Greg Jamian. The Board traditionally elects its officers at the first meeting of the new year in January. “I am looking forward to the opportunities ahead of us in 2016,” Chairman Fowkes said. “We are committed to providing the safest roads in Michigan,” Fowkes … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Epic Communication Fail – Tienken Road Construction Project

By Linda Davis-Kirksey, Rochester Hills As a 30-year resident of Rochester Hills, Michigan I have never felt such frustration that has been echoed overwhelmingly by my fellow RH residents as to the epic mishandling of advance notice and communication of Tienken Road construction Project. For over 19 years I have worked with municipal projects. In fact I was one of the people that assisted the previous City administration in securing Federal Highway Funding to do the Tienken Road Project. … [Read more...]

Orion Road Bridge Ready to Open, Lane Closures to Continue

Rumor Has It … The Orion Road Bridge over the Paint Creek in Oakland Township is near completion. The final layers of asphalt are being laid this week. The original completion date was set for August 1, and then it was changed to August 15. Site workers suggested it would open by this Friday, August 22, while township employees heard the rumor was August 25. The short answer is, soon. Project Details The project involves the removal and replacement of the existing bridge, which was … [Read more...]

Orion Road to Close for Two Months

Orion Road Bridge to Close Orion Road will be closed just north of Snell Road to replace the bridge over Paint Creek in the heart of Oakland Township. Starting June 23, the closure will last to approximately August 15 with the complete project wrapping up by September 12. More than 7,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. The official detour route during the closure will be Rochester Road to Stoney Creek Road and to Orion Road going north and the reverse to head south. However, local … [Read more...]

Tienken Road reconstruction meeting is Feb. 29

Public Information Meeting Set For Feb. 29 for 2013/2014 Reconstruction of Tienken Road, Livernois to Sheldon in Rochester Hills   The Road Commission for Oakland County, in conjunction with the City of Rochester Hills, will conduct a public information meeting Wednesday, Feb. 29, about the planned 2013/2014 reconstruction of Tienken Road from west of Livernois Road to west of Sheldon Road. The meeting will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the media center at Stoney Creek High School , … [Read more...]


Eighth District United States Congressman Mike Rogers, whose district covers northern Oakland County and areas to the west, recently recognized retiring Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Managing Director Brent Bair on the floor of the US House of Representatives. On Dec. 7, Congressman Rogers read a tribute to Bair on the House floor, citing his many years of leadership in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS – transportation technology). The Congressman noted that Bair, … [Read more...]