City of Troy Invests in County Roads for the Second Year
BEVERLY HILLS, MI The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announces that concrete slab replacement work on Big Beaver Road from Adams Road to I-75 has been mostly completed by the city of Troy, Michigan, and all lanes will open to traffic. Intermittent lane closures will continue throughout for joint sealing.
The $1.9 million dollar project was funded by the city of Troy and RCOC. The city invested $1.5 million of its own money to improve Big Beaver, a county road.
Throughout the past two years, Troy has contributed more than $8.47 million to improve many county roads within the city representing more than half of the $17 million total investment for all projects. Projects also received $3.18 million from RCOC, $1.89 million in federal aid and $235,000 from the Oakland County Tri-Party Program.
An additional $1.5 million was used from the state's Priority Road Improvement Program for Long Lake Road from Adams to Northfield Parkway in 2014. Additional funding for the project was secured by former state Senator John Pappageorge and state Representative Martin Howrylak.
"We are extremely pleased the City of Troy is investing its own money in improving county roads," said RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. "This has been a tremendous partnership, and one that received recognition from the American Public Works Association in 2014 for the most ambitious road improvement program ever undertaken jointly by the city and the Road Commission. The city of Troy has been and continues to be a great partner in resolving road issues on both the city and RCOC system."