Flint Twp. to undertake $3.8 million in road work

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township officials are exploring funding options for $3.8 million worth of road repairs.

Property owners along the 3.41 miles of roadways likely will have to contribute to the project costs. Officials expect to create special assessment districts in the designated areas and will host hearings to receive public input on the proposed assessments when the social distancing orders are lifted.

Improvements are in the works for the following areas:

• Linden Creek parkway from Linden Road to the Hewitt Drain, about 1,200 feet, estimated cost $305,000

• Marketplace Drive from Bristol Road northeast to the end of the road, about 1,700 feet, estimated cost $420,000

• Exchange Drive and Commerce Road between Dye and Linden roads, about 4,250 feet, estimated $550,000

• Taft Road between Linden Road and TA Mansour Boulevard, 1,250 feet, $360,000

• Lincor Parkway from Corunna Road south to the end of the road, 2,300 feet, $265,000

• TA Mansour Boulevard between Corunna and Taft roads, 1,300 feet, $510,000

• Holiday Drive from Bristol Road southwest to the end of the road, 3,700 feet, $770,000

• Austin Parkway between Miller Road and Hogarth Avenue, 2,300 feet, $500,000

Tracey Tucker, Economic Enhancement director for the township, continues to research and pursue options for offsetting the cost to property owners.

So far, the Bristol Road Corridor Improvement Authority has agreed to pay up to $188,457 for Holiday Drive, Tucker said.

In addition, the Downtown Development Authority has funds available for infrastructure improvements within the DDA district, but they have not been able to meet to vote on whether to spend the money, she said.

Road millage funds may be used for Linden Creek Parkway. Tucker also is seeking state funding to help pay for that project. In addition, she is applying for an Economic Development Administration grant.

Supervisor Karyn Miller said Linden Creek is in urgent need of repair.

“That road is a wreck,” Miller said. “It’s been in bad shape for more than five years.”

General Motors recently met with township and the Genesee County Road Commission to push the two entities to take action. Miller said GM officials indicated the road condition is damaging their products in transit.