County road funds secured for Bloomfield Hills
By Lisa Brody
The city of Bloomfield Hills will be able to improve more of its roads this year, after the Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution securing $15,767 for the municipality through the county's Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) at their meeting on June 17, to help with road maintenance requirements and other road repairs.
The county board resolution was sponsored by county commissioner Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township). Bloomfield Hills plans to utilize the funds to help with gravel road removal with asphalt replacement on Pembroke Road.
“The improvements these funds will assist with are a great example of how the county can work with our communities to make our region a better place to live and do business,” Moss said.
“The city of Bloomfield Hills is pleased to participate in the board's Local Road Improvement Program this year,” David Hendrickson, Bloomfield Hills City Manager, said. “This year’s grant will have a wonderful impact on our infrastructure with the city's matching contribution and existing funds allocated to road improvement.”
Oakland County’s Local Road Improvement Program provides limited financial assistance to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs and improvements on roadways under their jurisdiction. The program ensures that the county investment in roads is multiplied by requiring local municipalities to match funding from Oakland County. Launched in 2016, the LRIP has driven an estimated $108 million in investment in local roads across the county. The program is an effective means for encouraging investment in local roads.
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.