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Oakland County Road Commission asks public to refrain from interactions with road workers

Posted: 4:12 PM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 16:18:47-04
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OAKLAND COUNTY (WXYZ) — As a precaution during the coronavirus outbreak, the Oakland County Road Commission is asking the public to stop interacting with road workers.

If you have questions for the agency, it's best that the commission is contacted remotely.

"Refrain from talking with Road Commission workers and contractors in person, including when they are working on or near the roads," according to a county release.

“We recognize that COVID-19 has brought unsettling times for everyone,” said RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “Maintaining the transportation infrastructure is considered an essential service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff continues to work because it is imperative that we keep roads drivable for first responders and for the movement of goods and services throughout Oakland County.”

Instead, anyone can contact RCOC through any of the following methods:

- Online at www.rcocweb.org
- By telephone at 877-858-4804 (Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.to 4:15 p.m.)
- Via e-mail at dcsmail@rcoc.org
- Via fax at 248-338-0675
- Through the RCOC free app available through the Apple and Google stores