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Long Lake to be repaved using tri-party funds

By Lisa Brody

Bloomfield Hills commissioners approved on Tuesday June 14, the use of tri-party funds to repave Long Lake Road between Woodward and Lahser.

City manager Dave Hendrickson said the Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) asked the city of Bloomfield Hills if they would be interested in using their established tri-party funds to resurface Long Lake Road between Lahser Road and Woodward Avenue. The project will include milling and replacing two inches of hot mix asphalt and widening some shoulders.

The tri-party program was established by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners to assist local communities with road improvements in Oakland County. Funding is provided one-third by RCOC, one-third by Oakland County, and matched one-third by the community. Hendrickson informed commissioners that Bloomfield Hills has used these funds in the past to repave certain roads.

“I have looked at using this money in the past but have not found a project that would qualify and was advantageous to the city,” Hendrickson said. “This proposed project may be a good use of these funds...if the commission is not interested in this project, RCOC will not improve the road at this time.”

The total cost of the road improvement is estimated at $375,000. The city's required portion is $92,257.33.

Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve, with commissioner Brad Baxter not in attendance.


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