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  • Kevin Elliott

Township approves 2019 road projects

The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees on Monday, March 11, approved nearly $275,000 in road projects for the 2019 construction season to be paid for by the township, Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and Oakland County.

Under the proposed tri-party program, the township will share in the cost of road preservation paving projects along Dublin Road, Gilbert Lake Road and Timberlake Road. Of the total amount, the township will be responsible for paying just more than $91,657.

“The township has been a long-time participant of the county's tri-party program and has been successful in securing tri-party funds for several road projects that would not normally be a priority for the Road Commission for Oakland County,” said Bloomfield Township Director of Public Works Tom Trice.

Trice said Dublin Road, from Andover to Exeter, is in need of repair. The stretch serves as a connector for the Bloomfield Hills High School and the Township Campus. The project will include milling the road and 2 inches of new asphalt. The total amount for the project will be about $32,000, with the township to pay for $10,667.

Gilbert Lake Road, from Maple to Quarton, will be milled, with 2 inches of new asphalt. The work is similar to what was done on Hickory Grove from Franklin to Lahser in 2018. The total cost of the overlay will be about $195,970, with the township's contribution totaling $65,323.

Timberlake Road, from Lone Pine south in front of the library, will also receive an overlay project, which includes milling and asphalt. The total cost of the project will be about $47,000, with the township responsible for $15,667.

All 3 projects were unanimously approved by the board.

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