Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Officials will share plans for the reconstruction at the 14 Mile/Orchard Lake intersection at the Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield border.
Area residents will learn more March 27 about construction project designed to draw three major roads at the Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield border into a roundabout. The open house meeting will be held at Warner Upper Elementary School in Farmington Hills, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. According to a Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) press release, the format allows residents to stop by at any time during the three hours to view plans and provide feedback. The project, scheduled to begin in 2014, will involve these changes: The changes, designed to improve traffic flow and safety in and around the 14 Mile/Orchard Lake intersection, are part of the Northwestern Connector project. The meeting is hosted by the RCOC, in partnership with …
Monday, March 11, 2013
A West Bloomfield man was transported to the hospital after the accident at Orchard Lake and Powers roads Sunday.
A West Bloomfield man was seriously injured in a roll-over crash on Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield Sunday morning that also involved a Farmington Hills resident, police said. Dispatchers received a call about a two-vehicle crash on Orchard Lake near Powers road at 10:39 a.m., West Bloomfield Township Police Lt. Tim Diamond said. Upon arrival, the officers found one car on its roof with the driver trapped inside. The 35-year-old West Bloomfield man was removed by paramedics and transported to Beaumont Hospital for treatment. Further details about his condition were unavailable Monday afternoon, Diamond said. The 22-year-old Farmington Hills resident driving the other car suffered injuries but refused transport to a local hospital, …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Commercial building on Orchard Lake Road accidentally caught fire Friday afternoon.
No injuries and minimal damage were the result of an accidental commercial building fire Friday afternoon, according to Farmington Hills Fire Department Sgt. Larry Gauthier. The building on Orchard Lake Road in between 12 and 13 Mile Roads suffered an equipment malfunction, but the ensuing fire was confined to the rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit thanks in part to a quick response time, Gauthier said. There will be no follow-up investigation concerning the fire, he added.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
According to an update from the City of Farmington Hills, both major projects are 'substantially complete'.
A couple of major Farmington Hills road construction projects are wrapping up, but road closures and detours remain on others, according to a construction update released Monday by the city: Eight Mile Road, Telegraph in Southfield to Grand River (Michigan Dept. of Transportation - MDOT) Traffic is expected to shift soon to the inside lanes, in order to complete work on the outside lanes. The closure of Eight Mile at Grand River will remain in place until further notice, and motorists are being diverted to Grand River where they can use the first median turnaround to return to Eight Mile. Much of this project is scheduled for night and weekend work. Orchard Lake Road, 13 Mile to 14 Mile, Resurfacing (Road Commission for Oakland County - …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Farmington Hills city council members got their first look Monday at a proposal that could add a narrow median, wider sidewalks and other changes between 12 and 13 Mile Roads.
Farmington Hills planning commissioners unveiled a proposal Monday that would make the area of Orchard Lake, from 12 Mile to 13 Mile more pedestrian friendly. Planning consultant Rod Arroyo laid out the vision, which would include creating areas for "mixed use" development, such as 3-4 story buildings with retail on the bottom floor, and office or residential uses above. Buildings would be moved closer to the front lot lines, with parking in back. Council members questioned whether that would drive traffic into residential areas; suggestions included diverting some parking to the side or underground parking. Arroyo said the plan also includes "the potential for a narrow, landscaped median" to calm traffic and help pedestrians cross the …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Road construction, the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market and a hazardous waste collection are all part of a big weekend.
If you're planning to be out and about in Farmington and Farmington Hills this weekend, pack your patience – and keep a sharp eye out for pedestrians and traffic back-ups. These events and activities are likely to cause some congestion: Downtown parking Finding a spot in and around downtown Farmington Saturday morning will likely be challenging, with the farmers market opening and a youth baseball league parade going on at roughly the same time. Good bets are the parking lots along Orchard Street behind the Downtown Farmington Center and at the Maxfield Training Center, Thomas and Warner Streets. Download a map of all parking areas from the Farmington Downtown Development Authority website. Remember to watch for and yield to pedestrians …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The RCOC will be clearing a clogged drainage culvert and reshaping ditches.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close a lane of I-696 this weekend around Orchard Lake Rd. in Farmington Hills and Franklin Rd. in Southfield. On Saturday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., RCOC will close the right (outside) lane of east I-696 just east of Orchard Lake Road. Then, on Sunday, May 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., RCOC will close the right (outside) lane of west I-696 between Orchard Lake and Farmington roads. On Saturday, RCOC will also close the ramp from north Orchard Lake to east I-696, for the same hours. On Sunday, RCOC will close the ramp from south Orchard Lake to west I-696 during the same hours as the lane closure. The closures are needed to clear a clogged drainage culvert that runs under the…