Stop paying the politicans & city bureaucrats until the road between Hamlin & M59 is fixed.
Crooks road is nothing but one giant washboard of potholes between M59 and Hamlin. When I blow out a tire, I'll be going after the city to pay for the repairs. This is the most ridiculous road in the city right now!
Over the last quarter century that this area has been like this, there have been an awful lot of projects in the area that are nice to have but were not necessary. Roundabouts at Hamlin and Livernois, resurfacing Adams, for example. Although appreciated and make driving better, the situation at the M59 Crooks overpass is atrocious and should have been moved near the top of the list years ago. I'm sure the powers that be could have made a deal with the asphalt production that was RIGHT THERE to put an overlay over the affected area after some grinding was done.
I understand this would not be a long term fix, but it would at least make that stretch bearable for a few more years.
I see no valid excuse for the road with that kind of traffic to be in such pathetic shape for over a QUARTER CENTURY.
Although not the greatest, why are they redoing the stretch of Tienkin from Livernois to Rochester and adding another roundabout, or trying to pave Washington which apparantly nobody wants, recapping Walton although choppy and bad, but not near as bad as Crooks, when we have such a horrible situation at that overpass as well as a bridge at Livernois and Avon that is collapsing.
BETTER PRIORITIES PLEASE.
This post was on the Rochester Hills website. Bad news is: anyone of an official capacity to answer doesn't look at this site or respond. Good news is:
Roads - M-59 at Crooks Road InterchangeLocation: Crooks Road at M-59
Road Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) ~ 248.451.0001
Contractor: Dan’s Excavating, Inc.
Construction Engineer: Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Remove existing 2-lane bridge and replace with a 4-lane bridge and install cloverleaf on ramps at the NE and SW quadrants of the interchange. Work also includes reconstructing and widening Crooks Road to 5-lanes from Enterprise Dr. to Star Batt.
One NB and SB through lane will be maintained throughout project. Intermittent on/off ramp closures.
Proposed Start Date: April 2011
Anticipated Completion Date: November 2011
The road is finally being fixed as part of the crooks/m59 reconstruction.