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Suburban Ford of Ferndale Looking To Expand Parking, Meeting Residents Dec. 10

December 9th 2018

Suburban Ford of Ferndale Looking To Expand Parking, Meeting Residents Dec. 10 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 9, 2018) Ferndale, MI – The folks at Suburban Ford of Ferndale are hoping to expand their parking, and they’ve purchased homes around their business in hopes of being able to do so. According to a letter sent to […]

Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 17-18

August 11th 2018

  Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 17- 18 Ferndale, Royal Oak, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Pontiac, MI- The car loving tradition continues with the Woodward Dream Cruise. The official day is Aug. 18, though events take place all weekend in communities along the Woodward Corridor. According to the official website, the “Woodward […]

I-94 Closure this Weekend, Alternative Routes Named

March 15th 2018

I-94 Closure this Weekend, Alternative Routes Named (MDOT, March 14, 2018)   Detroit, MI -Weather permitting, both directions of I-94 will be closed between Conner Avenue and I-75 in Detroit this weekend for demolition of the M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) and Chene Street overpasses. In addition to the bridge demolition, crews will be deployed for detailed […]

Oakland County Commissioners Approve Funding for Pothole Repairs

March 8th 2018

Oakland County  Commissioners Approve Funding for Pothole Repairs (OCBOC, March 8, 2018) Pontiac, Mich. – Michigan winters always take a heavy toll on area roads and this year was no exception, leaving Oakland County drivers facing dangerous and damaging potholes. To address the most urgent road repair needs, the Board of Commissioners (BOC) has authorized […]

MML#5 – Are Cities Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles?

April 2nd 2017

MML#5 – Are Cities Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles? (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 1, 2017) Lansing, MI – There are two statistics that stood out in the presentation about autonomous vehicles at the Michigan Municipal Conference in March. The first is that 94% of auto accidents are caused by human error. The second is that the […]

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot

July 28th 2016

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2016) Detroit, MI – Plans for a $4.6 billion regional transit system were expected to go to the ballot for a vote of the people in November, but board members from Oakland and Macomb Counties have blocked the measure at the request […]

Construction Alert: I-75 Down to 1 Lane at I-696 This Weekend

July 15th 2016

I-75 Down to One Lane at I-696 This Weekend (MDOT, July 15, 2016) Lane closures on northbound I-75 between Gardenia Avenue and 12 Mile Road start July 15 COUNTY: Oakland HIGHWAY: I-75 CLOSEST CITIES: Royal Oak Madison Heights START DATE: 10 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 END DATE: 5 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016   […]

What Are Those Green Things on the Roads?

October 7th 2015

What Are Those Green Things on the Roads? (City of Ferndale Press Release, Oct. 7, 2015) You may have noticed some new additions to Hilton and E. Nine Mile Roads: narrow, right-side lanes with bright green patches.  These are called buffered bike lanes, and the green markers indicate potential conflict areas between vehicles and bicycles. […]

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise

September 22nd 2015

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise (Guest View by Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG, Sept. 22, 2015) As I was driving home from a meeting recently I noticed the message on the freeway that said 613 people had lost their lives in traffic crashes in Michigan so far this year. On Friday, there was the […]

2012 Dream Cruise Video and Pictures

August 20th 2012

The 18th annual Woodward Dream Cruise took place Aug. 17, 18 and 19, 2012. It’s one big party in celebration of cars and the cruising culture that attracts over a million people to the Woodward Avenue suburbs. Find out more about this tradition at www.ferndaledreamcruise.com. Watch the video below: