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Traffic Alert: Rochester Hills Resurfacing Project Begins

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ROCHESTER HILLS (WWJ) – The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Rochester Hills, expects to begin work approximately April 18 on the resurfacing of Walton Boulevard from Adams Road to Great Oaks Boulevard (the Rochester city border).

Work will include pavement repairs and the application of three inches of new asphalt as well as traffic signal upgrades, pedestrian crosswalk signal upgrades and the replacement of pedestrian crosswalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Throughout the project, at least one lane of traffic in each direction will remain open. However, motorists should expect delays.

Motorists not traveling to a destination within the project are encouraged to use an alternate route. Access to all homes, schools and businesses within the project will be maintained at all times.

The project cost is approximately $2.8 million. Of that amount, approximately $1.5 million will be paid for with federal dollars.

Another $1 million will be funded through the Tri-Party Program. The Tri-Party Program involves one-third funding from Oakland County general government, one-third from RCOC and one-third from the community. RCOC will cover the remaining $300,000.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide a smooth new surface on this important east/west corridor,” RCOC Chairman Eric Wilson said in a release. “We’ll also be adding safety enhancements to the road as part of this project.”

The resurfacing project is expected to be completed by early August of this year.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent incidents now on our Traffic Page.

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