Monroe County is expected to be among hardest-hit areas filled with snow over next 48 hours
All is quiet in the Monroe plow shed, but they will soon start putting the blades on within the next few minutes. Some trucks were salting the streets as they waited for temperatures to drop when rain turns into ice.
Maple, Middlebelt intersection in West Bloomfield Township reopens with roundabout complete
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has opened the Maple Road and Middlebelt Road intersection in West Bloomfield Township, which had been closed for the completion of the roundabout at the intersection. The roundabout was opened for the winter, with work resuming in the spring. For the work this year, Maple Road has been closed at Middlebelt Road. The approximately $6.6 million safety-improvement project was funded with a mix of federal and local dollars. Local funding was shared by RCOC, West Bloomfield Township and Oakland County general government through the Tri-Party Program.
Oakland County road commission looking for 25 part-time snow plow drivers
BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. The Road Commission for Oakland County is accepting applications for up to 25 part-time snow plow drivers for this winter, according to a release. Applicants must have a valid Michigan commercials drivers license with an A endorsement and will be required to pass a pre-employment driving test and background check. These positions have also become a good stepping stone to permanent positions at the Road Commission as full-time employees retire. It is also a great opportunity for retirees to return to work on a part-time basis and pick up some supplemental income." The position pays up to $20 an hour and includes snow plowing, salting and other road maintenance duties, according to the statement.
Kern Road north of Silverbell Road in Orion Township closed due to gas main break
Consumers Energy will be making the repairs and the road is expected to reopen later Monday. (WDIV)ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A private contractor has hit a gas main causing Kern Road to close just north of Silverbell Road in Orion Township, according to the Road Commission for Oakland County. Consumers Energy will be making the repairs and the road is expected to reopen later Monday. Kern Road is a detour for the Adams and Gunn roads closure and motorists will need to seek an alternate route. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Washtenaw County residents voice health concerns about road commission's use of weed killers
WEBSTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Some Washtenaw County residents are raising health concerns because the Road Commission is spraying herbicides along roads. The Washtenaw County Road Commission conducts a roadside vegetation control program yearly. Webster Township residents are worried that the chemicals used to kill weeds and prevent overgrowth could be harmful to humans and animals. "All of this is part of our efforts of trying to maintain the roadside, which is part of our state. We're, by law, required to maintain the roads," said Emily Kizer, with the Road Commission.
Oakland County is hiring seasonal summer laborers
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is looking to hire 32 seasonal summer laborers. This seasonal workforce is a great asset to the Road Commission, RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar said. This gives the Road Commission an opportunity to expand our workforce and maximize productivity during the road-construction season.Those interested should go to www.rcocweb.org and click on the Careers button. On the Current Job Openings page, find the posting for Seasonal Summer Laborer. The posting provides additional job information as well as the option to apply for the position.