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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has installed a work zone camera that is now providing a real-time view of the construction of a new bridge on Avon Road, just east of Dequindre Road, and the Avon Road/Dequindre Road roundabout construction which will start in the spring of 2022. The camera takes a photo every 15 minutes between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Viewers can watch the progress of the construction on the RCOC website (www.rcocweb.org -- click on the “Avon Road/Dequindre Road Work Zone Camera” link in the “Helpful Links” section at the bottom of the home page). Site visitors can view photos of the project or a time-lapse series that combines all photos taken in succession. RCOC will produce a compilation of all photos following the completion of this phase of the project.
The removal of the Avon Road bridge over the Clinton River started in early November with demolition of the previous structure. The contractor, Z Contracting, has started work on the new bridge.
Both the bridge and roundabout are expected to open in August of 2022.
The $8.7 million project is funded primarily with federal dollars and contributions from the City of Rochester Hills and RCOC.
To learn more about the project, visit the project web page at: http://rcocweb.org/606/Avon-Road-Dequindre-to-23-Mile-Road.