Rochester Hills Receives Nearly $500,000 for Auburn Road

Aims to Transform Corridor into Vibrant District The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Transportation Alternatives Program awarded the City of Rochester Hills $481,318 to develop the Auburn Road Streetscape. This funding will be utilized as part of an approximately $10 million project that will make Auburn Road Corridor into a unique destination. Upgrades like wide sidewalks, benches, bike racks, and street lighting will give the stretch between Culbertson and … [Read more...]

Hills deer crashes creeping upward

Car/deer crashes have dropped significantly in Rochester Hills since the deer herd was decimated by epizootic hemorrhagic disease in 2009. But such crashes were up slightly in 2011, with the city recording the second-highest total in southeast Michigan. Oakland Township was ranked third. The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments reported 139 deer/vehicle crashes in Rochester Hills in 2011, up from 122 in 2010. Oakland Township reported 111 crashes in each of the last two years; the city … [Read more...]