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Policies for Road Improvement Projects:


Gravel Resurfacing
Sealcoating and Crack Filling
Bituminous Resurfacing
Dust Control
Culvert Installation
Roadside Mowing
Pavement Marking
Critical Bridge Funds
Transfer of Federal Funds for State Funds
Transportation Economic Development Fund
Safety Projects


Gravel Resurfacing

The Township pays for the gravel as spread by private subcontractors as bid. The Road Commission pays for other costs, i.e. leveling, shaping and supervision of the project.

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Sealcoating and Crack Filling

The Township pays for the crackfilling and sealcoating as bid by private contractor. The Road Commission will take bids, administer the contract and provide inspection. The Road Commission pays for dura-patching prior to sealcoating, which may eliminate the need for crack filling.

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Bituminous Resurfacing

The Township pays for the cost of bituminous material, shoulder material and pavement marking as bid by private contractor. The Road Commission provides engineering services, takes bids and administers the contract.

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Dust Control

The Township pays for dust control applied continuous one or two passes wide at an application rate as specified by the Township. Townships have the option of paying for a second application of dust control. The Road Commission will grade the roads prior to applying the chloride/brine and provide supervision of the application. Chloride/brine will be applied by private contractor.

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Culvert Installation

The Township pays for the cost of the culverts for all culverts 36" and larger. Large culverts and structures that can not be installed by the Road Commission will be installed by a private contractor with details and costs to be worked out between the Township and The Road Commission. The Road Commission pays for backfill material costs for culverts 36" and larger. The Road Commission pays 100% of the costs for culverts smaller than 36".

Costs for driveway culverts are the responsibility of the property owner.

The Township would be required to pay for driveway and cross culverts if required as a part of a road construction project.

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Roadside Mowing

The Road Commission pays 100% of the cost for roadside mowing.

Hard surfaced roads will be mowed twice per year.

Gravel surfaced roads will be mowed once per year with the intersections mowed twice per year.

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Pavement Marking

The Road Commission pays for pavement markings unless included under a paving agreement with the Township.

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Critical Bridge Fund

Construction costs - Federal 80%, State 15%, and local match 5%.

The Road Commission pays the 5% local match plus Design, TSL study, Environmental Assessment, Historical Study and Construction Engineering.

The Townships are not required to participate in the cost of bridge construction unless a Township contribution is needed.

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Transfer of Federal Funds for State Funds

The Shiawassee County Road Commission entered into an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation in 1999 to exchange Shiawassee County's Federal Aid Funds at a rate of $0.75 in State Funds for $1.00 in Federal Funds allocated to Shiawassee County. The exchange of funds program is no longer offered by MDOT.

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Transportation Economic Development Fund - Category A

Statewide economic development for targeted industries (agriculture, tourism, forestry, mining, high tech research, manufacturing and office centers larger than 50,000 sq. ft.)

State 80% and Road Commission, Township, Cities and Villages 20%.

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Safety Projects

State 80% and Road Commission, Township, Cities and Villages 20%.

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