2017-04-20 / News

RCRC approves over $295k in Denton, Lake, Roscommon work

By Krista Tacey-Cater

A total of $295,452.07 of road work was approved at an April 13 Roscom­mon County Road Commission meeting for the upcoming maintenance season for Roscommon, Lake and Denton town­ships.

Roscommon Township’s local road improvement agreements included $187,985.47 in work for Charles Court, Welch Road, Danes Drive, Standard Street and Kennedy Road. Charles Court will have .23 miles of county curb removal, hot mix asphalt (HMA) full-width wedging and gravel shoul­ders, ditch clean out, HMA curb, HMA spillway and slope restoration complet­ed. The total estimated sum for Charles Court is $29,042.85 with the RCRC’s responsibility being $18,560.

Welch Road will have .5 miles of county curb removal, HMA full-width wedging, gravel shoulders and slope restoration completed. The work is esti­mated to be $40,541.47 with the RCRC paying for $12,222.65. Danes Drive will have .25 miles of country curb removal, trenching, aggregate base work, HMA curb slope, HMA full-width wedging, gravel shoulders and slope restoration work. The project’s estimated total cost is $61,007.19 and the RCRC will pay for $39,040.

Standard Street’s total project esti­mated cost is $25,930.67 with the RCRC paying for $16,000. Standard Street will have .32 miles of country curb removal, HMA full-width wedging and gravel shoulders. Kennedy Road will have .34 miles of country curb removal, drainage improvements, trenching, HMA full- width wedging, slope restoration, HMA curb and gravel shoulder work. The to­tal estimated cost for Kennedy Road is $31,463.29 and the RCRC will not con­tribute funds to the project.

A total of $57,549.45 was approved for work to be completed on Byers Lane, Blossom Court and Pinecrest Drive in Lake Township. Byers Lane will have .10 miles of country curb removal, HMSAfull-width wedging, slope resto­ration and gravel shoulders completed. The estimated total cost for the project is $5,236.33 and the RCRC will not con­tribute funds to Byers Lane.

Blossom Court’s estimated total cost is $22,665.47 and the RCRC will not contribute to this project, which includes .15 miles of country curb re­moval, swale ditches, HMA full-width wedging, scratch wedging and gravel shoulders. Pinecrest Drive will have .36 miles of country curb removal, culvert replacement, HMA full-width wedging and gravel shoulders completed in the amount of $29,647.65 and the RCRC will pay for $13,104.44.

Denton Township’s South Cedar Street and Peach Tree Avenue, 5th Street, 4th Street and 3rd Street will have a total of $49,917.15 of work com­pleted on them. South Cedar Street and Peach Tree will have .18 miles of coun­try curb removal, HMA ultra-thin, gravel shoulders, ditching, culvert clean out and slope restoration completed in the amount of $29,459.10. The RCRC will not contribute funds to this project.

A total of $6,421.4 6 will be com­pleted on 5th Street, with no contribution from the RCRC. The street will have .08 miles of country curb removal, HMA ultra-thin and gravel shoulder work com­pleted. The RCRC will not contribute to the $6,452.06 of work to be completed on 4th Street. The work on 4th Street will include .08 miles of country curb removal, HMA ultra-thin and gravel shoulder work. A total of $7,584.53 will be completed on 3rd Street with no con­tribution from the RCRC. There will be .09 miles of country curb removal, HMA ultra-think and gravel shoulder work completed on 3rd Street.

In other news the board moved to ac­cept all pavement marking bids for 2017 and 2018 and to allow the staff to award a bid in the best interest of the RCRC. Vice-Chair Fred Chidester suggested that the board consider remarking all the primary roads each year instead of only remarking half of the roads. He said some primary road markings are hard to see after the winter months. Manager Tim O’Rourke noted that it costs over $60,000 to remark half of the system, however, roads that need to be remarked can be added when needed.

The purchase of a $58,900 lowboy trailer was approved. O’Rourke noted that the RCRC’s current lowboy was set to be refurbished, however, after inspec­tion it was deemed to be in “desperate shape” and that a new one should be purchased. He added that the two one- ton trucks that were scheduled to be pur­chased will be pushed back and a new lowboy would be purchased instead.

The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 27 for a public hearing on the County Road Association of Michigan standard permits. The board will then meet at 7 p.m. the same day for a regular meeting.

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