County Approves Funding for Road Projects, Here’s the Full List
(Oakland County, May 28, 2024)
Oakland County, MI – The Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved funding to help complete more than $29.2 million in new local road projects during its May 22 meeting. Oakland County’s annual Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) provides funding to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs and improvements on roadways under their jurisdiction. The program makes county investments in local roads, which is then matched with funding from Oakland County communities.
“Residents want and deserve better roads,” Board Chair David T. Woodward (D-Royal Oak) said. “We will continue to partner with our local communities to repair our local infrastructure. Together, we’re making roads safer, increasing economic development and strengthening Oakland County.”
For 2024, more than $2 million in county funds has been dedicated to the LRIP to make sure these projects happen this year.
“Investing in our communities is an essential goal of county government,” said Commissioner Ann Erickson Gault (D-Troy). “The Local Road Improvement Program offers a tangible benefit that the people of Oakland County will be able to appreciate every day as they are driving to work, school or their homes.”
The LRIP has driven an estimated $181 million investment in local roads across the county since 2016. In 2017, the Board of Commissioners’ LRIP received national recognition when it was selected for a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award in the category of Community and Economic Development.
“Well-maintained roads are critical to the residents of Oakland County,” said Commissioner William Miller (D-Farmington Hills). “Safe and convenient travel routes ensure residents are connected to as many opportunities as possible, creating easier access to jobs, medical care and education.”
The following table outlines projects approved, total cost of projects and the communities where the projects will occur.
District(s)
Commissioner(s)
Community
Project
Estimated
Project
Cost
County
Contribution
2
Penny Luebs
City of Clawson
Mill and fill East 14 Mile Road from Bellevue to Rochester Road
$700,000
$27,503
3
Ann Erickson Gault
City of Hazel Park
Surface removal and replacement along Woodward Heights Boulevard from Crossley Avenue to Dequindre Road
$310,000
$50,094
City of Madison Heights
Concrete replacement of Ajax Drive from Public Services building to John R Road
$335,578
$85,581
4
Brendan Johnson
City of Auburn Hills
Superior Court reconstruction
$940,000
$77,061
5
Michael Spisz
City of Rochester
Village of Leonard
Village of Oxford
Mill and fill on East Third Street and Diversion Street
Improvements between Forest Street (Rochester Road) and Division Street
Repair to East Burdick Street
$60,000
$11,798
$22,100
$29,027
$2,760
$10,095
6
Michael J. Gingell
Village of Lake Orion
Crack sealing of roads in downtown district
$15,870
$5,870
7
Bob Hoffman
Village of Ortonville
Improvements to Narrin Street
$94,516
$4,516
8
Karen Joliat
City of the Village of Clarkston
Milling and repaving of Overlook Road and East Church Street
$130,000
$3,170
City of Lake Angelus
Add gravel to local roads to improve condition and safety
$500
$240
10
Kristen Nelson
City of Keego Harbor
Crack sealing of local roads
$9,345
$4,672
City of Sylvan Lake
Improvements to Garland, Oakwood and Benevue
$242,000
$4,416
11
Marcia Gershenson
City of Bloomfield Hills
Mill and overlay of Whitehall, Kingsley Trail, Kingsley Court, Randal Lane, Westview to city limits, Parkman to city limits
$713,178
$16,285
City of Orchard Lake Village
Edge support and striping on Old Orchard Trail
$11,224
$5,612
12
Christine Long
Village of Wolverine Lake
All major and local roads in the Village will be crack sealed as needed
$29,695
$7,695
13
Philip J. Weipert
Village of Milford
Concrete repairs on Village roads
$45,405
$15,405
City of South Lyon
Improvements to Whipple Street
$200,000
$16,150
14
Ajay Raman
City of Walled Lake
Improvements to Ferland Street
$46,763
$15,957
City of Wixom
Repairs to Oak Creek and Napier Road, improvements to Beck Road, Century Industrial Park and Alpha Tech
$85,000
$38,431
16
William Miller
City of Farmington
Reconstruction of Thomas Street from Warner Street to School Street and School Street from Grand River Avenue to Thomas Street
$625,131
$20,944
17
Yolanda Smith Charles
City of Lathrup Village
Resurfacing of eastbound and westbound 11 Mile Road from the west side of Southfield Road to approximately 1,000 feet west
$162,332
$22,332
City of Oak Park
Repairs to 9 Mile Road between Cloverlawn Avenue and Greenfield Road
$1,737,631
$68,980
18
Linnie Taylor
Village of Beverly Hills
Cape sealing on local roads
$315,000
$24,045
19
Charlie Cavell
City of Berkley
Repairs on various streets throughout the city
$150,000

$36,227
City of Ferndale
Resurfacing of Wanda Avenue from East Bennett to East 9 Mile
$448,300
$56,790
City of Huntington Woods
Reconstruction of local roads
$6,700,000
$13,470
City of Pleasant Ridge
Reconstruction of Main Street alley between 10 Mile Road and Kensington
$30,992
$8,153
Communities represented by more than one commissioner and their projects are as follows:
District(s)
Commissioner(s)
Community
Project
Estimated
Project
Cost
County
Contribution
1
19
David T. Woodward
Charlie Cavell
City of Birmingham
Resurfacing and improvements to Oakland Avenue and Haynes Street
$1,330,387
$72,251
15
16
Gwen Markham
William Miller
City of Farmington Hills
Preventative maintenance and rehabilitation of various major roads
$366,051
$183,025
14
15
Ajay Raman
Gwen Markham
City of Novi
Road rehabilitation of 13 Mile Road between Meadowbrook Road and M-5
$1,346,838
$124,962
9
10
Angela Powell
Kristen Nelson
City of Pontiac
Improvements to Giddings Road from Perry Street to Walton Boulevard
$2,132,308
$218,350
4
5
6
Brendan Johnson
Michael Spisz
Michael J. Gingell
City of Rochester Hills
Reconstruction of local roads
$2,830,345
$130,345
1
2
19
David T. Woodward
Penny Luebs
Charlie Cavell
City of Royal Oak
Resurfacing of Northwood Boulevard (Woodward to Crooks) and Sycamore Avenue (Northwood to Evergreen)
$2,085,126
$215,977
17
18
Yolanda Smith Charles
Linnie Taylor
City of Southfield
Concrete slab repair in west half of Sherwood Village subdivision
$4,521,185
pictured: Narrin Street in Ortonville, Google
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