Davison Township board approves road projects

DAVISON TWP. — Resurfacing work will take place this summer on Court Street, from Irish to Gale road, as part of a $185,000 project.

The Davison Township Board of Trustees approved the township’s portion of the resurfacing and ditching of the section of Court Street, which was a total of $92,500. The rest is being funded through state funds, said Supervisor Jim Slezak.

The work will be done ahead of the planned major reconstruction of the Court Street and Irish Road intersection scheduled for 2023.

He said the board also approved other road constructions projects taking place this summer and in coming years.

Those projects include a quarter-mile segment of Maple Road near Atlas Township that will be paved this summer; work on the intersection of Lippincott Blvd. and Irish Road scheduled for 2022; and work on the bridge on Gale Road in front of Lake Callis which has formed a dip and has required patching several times in recent months.

“These are some good projects we need done,” said Slezak.

He said he hopes the Genesee County Road Commission will move up the Court Street-Irish Road project from 2023 to 2022 because that location has become one of the more heavily travelled in the county with the addition of new businesses along the Irish Road corridor.

“That’s one of the worst intersections in the county,” said Slezak. “We’d like to see it done sooner than later.”