Roads & Construction

Published July 11, 2018

ROSEVILLE — Construction season runs April through November, and this year, Roseville is affected not only by the Michigan Department of Transportation’s “Restore the Reuther” project, but also by another project that was approved prior to the freeway project, according to RoRead More

Published July 10, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Livernois Road and South Boulevard road projects will soon see the benefits of additional state funding. Rochester Hills and Troy were recently selected to receive a total of $1.35 million in added funding.

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Published July 10, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Although the current five-year, 1.75-mill levy in Grosse Pointe Park for roadwork doesn’t expire until the end of the year, voters in November will be asked to approve a new, smaller millage also aimed at tackling deteriorating roads.

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Published July 9, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS — The Road Commission for Oakland County has entered into a first-of-its-kind public/private partnership with Neo Network to install small cell wireless communication units on utility poles throughout the Road Commission’s jurisdiction.

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Published July 2, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On June 25, the Royal Oak City Commission voted 5-2 to place a millage on the Nov. 6 ballot to fund a Royal Oak transit system called “ROGO.” The proposed five-year, 1.Read More

Published July 2, 2018

ROCHESTER — Ludlow Avenue will soon get a complete makeover in the city of Rochester. City Manager Blaine Wing said the project is the first of its kind in the city’s efforts to coordinate updates to its utilities, roads and sidewalks.

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Published July 2, 2018

ROSEVILLE — A new digital marquee sign will be installed in the median on Gratiot Avenue across from the Roseville Police Department and the 39th District Court after the Roseville City Council approved the bid for purchase from Phillips Sign & Lighting Inc.Read More

Published June 29, 2018

FRANKLIN/BINGHAM FARMS — Car accidents are on the rise in Franklin and Bingham Farms, and police officers believe increased traffic due to construction may be the cause.

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Published June 29, 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — With road projects clogging up traffic on Woodward Avenue, Old Woodward Avenue, Interstate 75, Interstate 696 and all around Franklin, you’ve probably already been packing a little extra patience when you get behind the wheel these days.

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Published June 28, 2018

HAZEL PARK — Each year since 2016, Oakland County has contributed funds toward the rehabilitation of Woodward Heights Boulevard, a well-trafficked road that has deteriorated in places.

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Published June 26, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A  limestone treatment plan for gravel roads has been eliminated for this year due to questions about its effectiveness and price, and the difficulty in finding a trucking firm to transport the limestone.

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Published June 26, 2018

ROSEVILLE — The Restore the Reuther $110 million construction project in Oakland and Macomb counties began April 27 and is making strides to shift motorists driving eastbound onto the new westbound Interstate 696 pavement sometime in late July.Read More

Published June 25, 2018

UTICA — There is money in the state budget to fund several projects in the city of Utica. State Rep. Diana Farrington, R-Utica, recently helped secure the state funding in a new Michigan budget given final legislative approval June 12.

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Published June 22, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In a change for 2018, St. Clair Shores is using the results of a pavement surface evaluation and rating study to focus on road maintenance this construction season instead of the total replacement of two or three streets.

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Published June 22, 2018

DETROIT — On June 13, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, awarded nearly $13 million in Transportation Alternatives Program funding, and more than $900,000 in Planning Assistance Program funding, to local communities for a total of 50 projects.

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Published June 13, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Garfield and Heydenreich roads are well-known roads in Macomb County, but once you get to 22 Mile Road in Macomb Township, both roads end, causing issues for north and south travel in the community.Read More

Published June 12, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Replacement of a 100-year-old Paint Creek Trail railroad bridge is planned for next spring. Township and trail officials had hoped to build the new bridge this fall, but additional costs prompted the delay.

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Published June 12, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — Before summer gets in full swing, Consumers Energy is fixing a gas line along Middlebelt Road in Farmington Hills.

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Published June 11, 2018

HARPER WOODS — On June 2, Harper Woods and Detroit residents came together to clean up the medians of Kelly Road.

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Published June 11, 2018

ROYAL OAK — June 11 was the date slated for a South Campbell Road resurfacing project spanning from 10 Mile to 11 Mile roads to begin, after press time.

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