Three Rochester Hills projects are included in the 2013 budget for the Road Commission for Oakland County, which is set to be presented this week during a public hearing in Pontiac.
Here are the local projects that will be completed in 2013 if the budget is approved:
- Tienken Road widening from Livernois to Sheldon roads: $13.4 million
- Avon Road repair and resurface from Adams to Livernois: $4 million
- Livernois Road from Long Lake in Troy to Avon Road, a simple asphalt resurfacing: $1.4 million
These are three of many county road projects in the $103.1 million proposed budget. The budget represents a $2.4 million increase from 2012 because of an anticipated increase in state-collected road funding dollars and because the RCOC plans to use about $4.4 million from its fund balance. Federal road funding revenue is expected to decrease from last year.
“These continue to be very arduous times for road agencies in Michigan,” said RCOC Board Chairman Eric Wilson, noting that federal funding, which is generally tied to specific road construction projects and cannot be used for routine maintenance operations, tends to fluctuate considerably from year to year.
The budget hearing is planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium in Pontiac. The RCOC’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, so final adoption of the budget will take place in September.
For details on the budget, including other county road projects planned for next year, see this document on the RCOC web site.