Tienken Road project delayed

According to a press release from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) the start of the Tienken Road reconstruction project, Rochester Road to Livernois Road in Rochester Hills, will be delayed due to a glitch in the state bidding process.expectdelays

The project involves reconstructing the road, adding a continuous center left-turn lane and constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Livernois and Tienken roads. The project also includes reducing a hill and the installation of a water main.

Because federal money is paying for part of the project cost, the project had to be bid by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). A glitch in the bidding process caused MDOT to reject all bids, meaning the project must be re-bid.

There will be a special bid award on May 21. The loss of approximately two months in the process, however, means RCOC could not complete the project during the 2014 construction season as originally planned.

Consequently, RCOC has revised its schedule for the project, splitting the work between 2014 and 2015. This year, the roundabout at Tienken/Livernois will be constructed and Tienken will be reconstructed between Livernois and just west of where the Paint Creek Trail crosses Livernois. The remainder of the project, from just west of the Paint Creek Trail to Rochester Road, will be completed in 2015.

In order to complete the roundabout, RCOC will close the Livernois/Tienken intersection to traffic (all directions) from approximately the end of June to approximately mid-November.

In 2015, work on the remainder of the project will begin in early spring and be completed by late summer. That work will involve the closure of Tienken from east of the new roundabout at Livernois to Rochester Road.


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  1. Sue Ann Douglas says

    I hope that the put the section of waterline in now that goes under the round-about.

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