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Livernois Bridge: New Opening Date Announced

Ribbon cutting for Livernois Bridge announced by Mayor at City Council meeting.

This story has been revised since its original posting.

Calling it a "day I'm really looking forward to," Mayor Bryan Barnett announced at last night's Rochester Hills City Council meeting that the Livernois bridge will open on Monday, Nov. 5.

The opening will include a Road Commission of Oakland County ribbon cutting that will take place at 11 a.m. 

Other construction news

Barnett also mentioned that Crooks Road had a "soft opening" last Thursday. The road was opened from Hamlin north to Bonnie Brae. South of Hamlin still remains one lane in each direction. The job is scheduled to be complete on Nov. 1.

The Main Street Makeover is still on schedule to wrap up on Friday, Nov. 23.

Frank D. October 23, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Good news.....I noticed some work on the North side of Walton between Old Perch and Livernois..I hope they are not going to partially close Walton.. Why this work now, could that not have been done during the big Walton remake some years ago ?
Peter Griffin October 23, 2012 at 03:33 PM
I thought the completion date was supposed to be Nov 1st?????
Walter Creamer October 24, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Do we really need a Ribbon Cutting for this? The best thing the Mayor could do is open it to rush hour traffic on November 1st and stay at work. How many "photo ops" do we need to witness. Crooks did fine with the "soft opening" and Livernois will too!
Laura Cassar October 24, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Your memory is correct, Peter. It was Nov. 2, then Nov. 1 and now it's Nov. 5. But with ceremonies planned I have to believe Nov. 5 is the date that will "stick."
Ron October 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Walter I agree, why are we even thinking about holding a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for this? I thought this project was funded by and supervised by the Oakland County Road Commission, not Rochester Hills. Is this just another "photo op" for the Mayor to take credit for something he had nothing to do with?
doug October 24, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Candidly, with the painful ordeal drivers have had to put up with this summer in the Rochester area, I think they should quietly open it back up in the middle of the night and sneak home before anyone see's them. The lack of coordinated planning on all the road issues has been an embarrassment and frankly inexcuseable. There is nothing to celebrate ...Just get it done.
Beverly October 24, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Just open the road without all the ribbon cutting...opening earlier would please so many drivers...take a picture of all the cars driving over the bridge...Zoom in and take pics of the smiles on driver's faces.
Carol October 24, 2012 at 02:17 PM
"Ceremonies" are unnecessary and a waste of tax payers money. Just open the road. I understand why all the construction and closures happened at the same time but to keep it closed for a ceremony? You have to be kidding!
Shirley Baxter October 24, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I do not understand the need for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The thousands of hours that it has everyone who lives in Rochester Hills is burdensome to say the least. Open the Livernois on November 2nd as the Mayor recently stated.
Laura Cassar October 24, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Just to clarify, this is an event for the Road Commission for Oakland County. The Mayor simply announced it at the City Council meeting. The city did not plan the event.

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