Road Commission Jobs Now Available

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is looking to hire people who want to help keep Oakland County great by helping to maintain the county road system. “We think of these people as ‘road warriors’,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar said. “These are the front-line workers who handle the day-to-day maintenance necessary to keep our roads open and in good shape. This is truly a great way to be a vital part of your community and to make a difference in the lives of tens of … [Read more...]

Summer Laborers Needed for Seasonal Road Work

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is still looking to hire Seasonal Summer Laborers. The position pay rate is $12.25 per hour, and the positions are fulltime. Workers are expected to report in early June. The positions will last 10 to 12 weeks, depending on need. Applicants must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED by the first day, have a valid driver’s license, be legally eligible to work in the United States and be available to work Monday through Friday, … [Read more...]

Adams Road to Close Starting August 8

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close Adams Road - south of Rochester Hills - to southbound traffic between South Boulevard and Square Lake Road on the Troy/Bloomfield Township border beginning August 8 for road resurfacing. The road will remain closed to southbound traffic throughout the project. Northbound Adams Road will remain open to traffic throughout the project. The project is expected to be completed in late October. The detour route for southbound traffic will … [Read more...]

Messy Gravel Road Season, Driver Caution Says RCOC

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) advises drivers to use caution on gravel roads during the upcoming weeks. Rain mixed with snowmelt on many of the over 760 mile of gravel roads in Oakland County will likely cause soft conditions on some unpaved road surfaces. The anticipated rain could also contribute to washout-like conditions, especially in hilly areas. “We are doing everything we can to maintain the gravel roads,” explained RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “However, … [Read more...]

Invasive Species in Oakland County

Oakland County Collaborative Receives State Grant to Combat Invasive Species The Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) has been awarded a $243,775 grant to combat invasive plant species from the Michigan departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development. Oakland CISMA participants will match about 50 percent of the state funding, making more than $440,000 available for 2016.   The CISMA was formed in 2015. The Road … [Read more...]

The Force is Strong at RCOC

A cast of Star Wars characters visited the Road Commission for Oakland County’s (RCOC) PVR Building (2420 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford) to help kick-off driver safety messaging. The electronic sign has messages about the consequences of texting and driving with a little Star Wars twist: “Our Force is focused on your safety,” is also one of the five Star Wars-themed messages appearing on the sign.     … [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...]

Tienken Road construction to wrap up by end of Oct.

The Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) sent out an update Wednesday sharing that the Tienken Road construction project in Rochester Hills is slated to wrap up by the end of the month. The road is not open yet, but Craig Bryson, public information officer for the RCOC says he is optimistic the project is on track to be completed on time. “There are a couple of things that have to fall into place for that to happen,” he says, “But at this point, we are still hopeful that that will be … [Read more...]

REMINDER: PROPOSED 2013 RCOC Budget to be presented Thursday, August 23

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will present its proposed fiscal year 2013 budget at a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, August 23, at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 North Telegraph in Pontiac. The proposed 2013 budget, at $103.1 million represents an increase of $2.4 million compared to the $100.7 million 2012 budget adopted in September of last year. The proposed budget includes work on road improvement projects with a total value of nearly … [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...]