County pilot program to fund Farmington Hills road projects

Oakland County Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Marcia Gershenson and Janet Jackson have helped secure $100,746 in funding for the City of Farmington Hills’ city-wide concrete and asphalt road maintenance program.

Bill Dwyer
County Commissioner Bill Dwyer (Oakland County photo)

“I am pleased to join with Commissioners Marcia Gershenson and Janet Jackson to bring County funds to our communities through the new Local Road Improvement Pilot Program, which was developed by the Board of Commissioners,” Dwyer said in a press release. “This program helps to address one of the highest priority issues in our districts: roads. The combined funds approximately double the capitol preventative maintenance work that can be completed by the City of Farmington Hills in order to improve local roads.”

Marcia Gershenson
County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (Oakland County photo)

“We have worked together to secure this funding and collaborated with the Farmington Hills City Manager to determine the best way to utilize these road funds on behalf of the local community,” said Gershenson.

“This local road funding program will help repair roads in dire need of maintenance in our communities,” Jackson said. “Better roads improve our quality of life and support economic development in Oakland County.”

Janet Jackson
County Commissioner Janet Jackson (Oakland County photo)

The complete project will cost an estimated $201,492. Funding comes through Oakland County’s new Local Road Improvement Pilot Program, which provides limited, matching financial assistance for repairs and improvements on roadways. Funds are allocated based upon a formula that includes road miles, population and crash data.

The program supplements the long standing Tri-Party Road Improvement Program, which provides a one-third share in matching funds to support repairs on local roadways that are under the control of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC).

“The City of Farmington Hills is grateful that additional funding will enable the City to further extend its efforts to repair and reconstruct roads in Farmington Hills,” Mayor Ken Massey said.