Roads Division

The City of Rochester Hills Road Division strives to maintain a safe major and local road network for its citizens. Some major roads within the city limits may be considered a County or MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) road; however, these areas are maintained by either the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) or the City of Rochester Hills. If you have any concerns regarding the maintenance of the roads in Rochester Hills, please call the Department of Public Services at 248.656.4685. 

Special Assessment District (SAD) for Paving Gravel Roads

An SAD is a special financing district set up to fund the capital costs of a public improvement that provides special benefits to property owners in a subdivision or a defined neighborhood. The legal theory behind the special assessment district is thought to be that the owner's share of the cost assessed against their property will be offset by a reasonably proportionate increase in the value of the property resulting from the improvement.

The SAD process will start with an annual Call for Projects that will occur during the months of September and October. Residents that want to submit a request to begin this process will be expected to provide written documentation to the city showing that at least 60% of the street residents show support in requesting a public information meeting to learn more about the SAD program. See below for complete policy and procedures.

SAD Policy
Attachment B: Schedule - Flow Chart
Attachment C: Schedule - Gantt Chart


Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC)

TAMC shows the condition, operation, and investment in Michigan's public road system. Visit the TAMC Dashboard for more information. Visit the Transportation Asset Management Council website for more information regarding the Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) map.


For More Information

For more information or to report a question, concern, or observation, contact:
Ph: 248.858.4804  

City of Rochester Hills / Department of Public Services
Ph: 248.656.4685


Additional Resources

Federal Highway Administration
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Michigan Department of Transportation
Road Commission for Oakland County
Transportation Improvement Association
Master Transportation Plan

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