Tienken Road construction to wrap up by end of Oct.

IMG_7556The 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 the case (that the team meets the month-end goal).”

The project, which began in June, was bigger than others this season, he said.

With plans drawn up by Hubbell, Roth & Clark Inc., Tienken Road is being widened to three lanes from Rochester Road to Sheldon Road to alleviate traffic congestion. Some other upgrades were made along the way, too, like the resurfacing of the Sheldon Road roundabout as well as storm water improvements.

Even with several community concerns at the beginning of construction, “(it) has gone fairly smoothly—for a fairly large project,” Bryson said.

Next year, the crew will continue the same project, widening Tienken Road toward Livernois Road.

There are also plans to have Tienken Road repaved from Adams Road to Brewster Road, Bryson says, although it is not definite it will be done this year.

To learn more about future construction in the area, you can visit www.rcocweb.org

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