The city realizes construction projects are an inconvenience. Every effort is made to expedite work and minimize traffic conflicts and access to the various properties abutting construction projects.
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Westbound 11 Mile Road from Campbell Road to Troy Street will be down to one lane beginning the week of July 25 and continuing through mid-August as Consumers Energy works on a gas main project. When possible, drivers should seek an alternate route.
City officials are asking residents to remember to vote on two local issues in Michigan’s August 2 primary election.
Solid Waste & Recycling Millage Renewal
The millage, popularly known as the recycling levy, has been in effect since 1991. It helps pay for:
• trash pickup and disposal • curbside recycling • leaf collection • bulk item pickup • yard waste and twig/branch pickup • household hazardous waste drop-off • street sweeping • drop off site for used motor oil and electronicsRead more »
During the construction season, Consumers Energy will replace the gas lines in multiple neighborhoods throughout Royal Oak. This will include the pipe in the street and the pipe that runs from the street to various buildings and homes. It may also require the relocation of gas meters. We know this process is inconvenient, but we are asking for your cooperation and understanding.Read more »
Fries Park is located at the intersection of Greenfield Road and Normandy Road and is currently being used for a staging area for a nearby water main construction on Greenfield Road. The staging area will be used to stockpile materials and debris and provide a place to park equipment.Read more »
The Royal Oak Engineering Division released its 2016 projects maps, which includes the locations of road construction improvements, water main improvements, streetscape improvements, sidewalk improvements and more for this year. Read more »
Here’s what residents can expect will happen over the next several weeks, according to DTE:
• You may see DTE arborist planners in your yard or neighborhood inspecting the power lines and trees to determine where trimming is needed. Arborist planners will be wearing yellow DTE Energy vests andcarrying ID badges.Read more »
The City of Royal Oak officially became the 23rd member of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office (Energy Office) earlier this month, with a unanimous vote of the City Commission. The Energy Office is a coalition of nonprofits and communities that work to help local governments reduce their energy use and save money for their citizens through energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.Read more »
The Royal Oak Police Department is pleased to announce a new crime mapping tool that is now accessible to all members of the public. The crime mapping website, www.crimemapping.com, will display the crime type, location, date and time of occurrence of all crime reports, excluding sex offenses, taken by the Royal Oak Police Department.Read more »
Drivers on Catalpa may have noticed these symbols painted on the ground as part of the recent paving improvements. These are Shared Roadway Bicycle Markings (SHARROWS) which are intended to alert other road users to expect bicyclists to occupy travel lanes, to help bicyclists position themselves away from parked cars and avoid being struck by suddenly opened car doors.Read more »