More safety paths added in township for 2022
By Lisa Brody
Bloomfield Township trustees unanimously approved the addition of a safety path for 2022 along Telegraph between Telegraph and Hickory Grove roads, and to fill out a portion on Woodward between Maywood and Manor, at their meeting on Monday, June 27.
They also unanimously approved awarding the contract for the 2022 Jan Roncelli Safety Path Program to Italia Construction, in the amount of $479,145.31.
Olivia Olsztyn-Budry, director of engineering and environmental services, said Italia, of Washington Township, was the lone bidder on the project. However, she noted, Italia has worked for the township for a majority of the safety path construction projects in the past and is currently the contractor for the township's 2021 Jan Roncelli Safety Path construction.
The safety path on Telegraph will be constructed on the east side of the roadway, connecting Square Lake with Hickory Grove Road. Olsztyn-Budry said an easement is required to construct the safety path on Franklin Road between Telegraph and Square Lake Roads, adjacent to 1191 Square Lake Road. She said the township will be removing two trees on private property at 1191 Square Lake Road.
Due to these removals, the property owner at 1191 Square Lake Road has requested two trees be planted as part of the easement agreement.
Trustees unanimously agreed to the easement request.