Supplemental Road Funding for Alpena Road Commission
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:08:44 EST

As previously reported, Michigan counties are slated to receive additional road funding dollars as part of a supplemental road repair bill approved by Michigan State House and Senate lawmakers.

The plan calls for providing an additional 1-hundred 75 million dollars ($175,000,000.00) for counties, cities and village roads across Michigan as early as this summer.

Alpena County Road Commission Managing Director Larry Orcutt explained that of the money, road commissions will get just over 39 percent. For Alpena, that is around 3-hundred 48 thousand dollars ($348,000.00).

The funds will be added to this years budget, which will likely be included in other transportation disbursements from the state and Orcutt expects more details next week.

As far as projects to spend money on, sealing parts of Long Rapids Road and Collins Road north of Long Rapids is one project. As is sealing Long Rapids Road from M-65 to Herron Road from next year to this year, and adding about 4 miles to the project.

Another project is extending the elevation and pavement of Bloom Road near Samp Road by about a thousand feet (1,100). Additional money would cover items that are over this years budget, and Orcutt mentioned he would like to get in touch with townships to discuss additional projects that may be possible.

Other county allocations include Cheboygan nearly 4-hundred thousand ($400,000.00), Presque Isle County around 2-hundred 87 thousand ($287,000.00), Alcona approximately 2-hundred 68 thousand ($268,000.00) and Iosco County over 3-hundred 89 thousand ($389,385.00).

State officials say money comes from unspent dollars from a previous state government budget cycle.


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