Livernois Road to Close for Pipeline Maintenance

UPDATE: The Sunoco Pipeline company will close Livernois Road just south of Auburn Road in Rochester Hills starting Monday, for pipeline maintenance under the road. The work was expected to start on Sept. 20 but has been delayed until September 29. The road is expected to reopen on October 20. The detour route for traffic is Auburn Road to Crooks Road to South Blvd., back to Livernois Road and vice versa.  The work is being done under a permit issued by the Road Commission for Oakland … [Read more...]

Road Commission Still Seeking to Hire Full-Time Road Workers

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues the effort 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’,” said Dennis Kolar, RCOC Managing Director. “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 … [Read more...]

Seeking Good Partners to Adopt-A-Road Near You

Tired of noticing too much roadside litter? If so, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has the perfect opportunity for you: There are many Oakland County roads still available as part of the Adopt-A-Road program. “This is a great opportunity for the public to help clean-up our environment and beautify Oakland County communities,” RCOC Chair Andrea LaLonde stated. “Over the years, groups and organizations have committed volunteer time to clean-up our communities by clearing … [Read more...]

Spring into Action with Adopt-A-Road Clean-Up to Help Beautify County

Tired of viewing roadside litter? If so, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has just the opportunity for you: There are many roads still available as part of the Adopt-A-Road program. “This is a great opportunity for the public to help clean up our environment and beautify Oakland County communities,” RCOC Chair Andrea LaLonde stated. “Over the years, groups and organizations have committed volunteer time to clean up our communities by clearing litter along roadsides. They are … [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...]

Work for the Road Commission for Oakland County this Summer

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is looking to hire approximately 30 seasonal summer laborers. The position pay rate is $12.25 per hour, with a five-day work-week schedule. 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 … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should Kids Still be Allowed to Have Snow Days?

Dear Crabby, My husband and I need you to settle an argument between us and our kids. With all the virtual learning going on these days, should they still be given snow days? We say no, but the kids say, yes. What do you say?Thanks, Frita FluryDear Frita Flury, Boy did you sure pick a hot-button topic this week. If you don’t follow the Road Commission for Oakland County on social media, you really should. On Monday they posted a meme that said, “Winter is coming. The entire thing. All … [Read more...]

Snowplow Drivers Needed for Part-Time Work with the Road Commission for Oakland County

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is in the process of reviewing its winter operations with its truck drivers and preparing its trucks and plows in anticipation of the inevitable arrival of winter weather. Oakland County Snowplow Truck Again this year, RCOC is hiring part-time, temporary snowplow/salt-truck drivers to augment its full-time staff. The agency plans to hire 25 to 35 temporary drivers. “Due to the seasonality of the essential services we provide, these part-time … [Read more...]

Road Commission Seeking Input on Avon/Dequindre Corridor Project

Avon Road Corridor Improvement Plan The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the Macomb County Department of Roads, the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and Shelby Township, is seeking public input on a proposed plan to improve the Avon Road/Dequindre Road corridor between The Avon/Dequindre intersection and the 23 Mile Road/Dequindre intersection on the Oakland County/Macomb County border. The road improvement will include: A roundabout at the … [Read more...]

Auburn Road Closure

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Auburn Road at the west side of the Dequindre Road/Auburn Road intersection on the Rochester Hills/Shelby Township border from approximately September 24 through approximately November 1 as part of the ongoing Dequindre Road widening project from Utica Road to Collins Avenue. Dequindre Road will remain open through the intersection throughout this time. During the closure, access to homes and businesses along Auburn Road between … [Read more...]