Proposed Graham Rd. repairs hit rough patch

FLINT TWP. —Some rough patches on Graham Road near Corunna Road hit a bump in the road when a proposed plan to fix them failed at Monday’s township board meeting.

Dead silence met Supervisor Karyn Miller’s call for a motion to approve a milling and paving project on Graham, south and north of M-21 (Corunna).

A cost estimate of $168,001 from the Genesee County Road Commission is good only for the 2015 paving season. The area in question is south of Calkins on Graham, north of M-21 and south of M-21 to the bridge.

The township would have to pay for the entire project which would have to come from its general fund since the board has already approved road millage expenditures for 2015.

MIller asked board members three times for support of the plan before declaring the motion dead for lack of support. She said the proposal would be put aside and brought back at a later time. Graham Road is one of many in the township needing repairs. Paving and milling for Graham Road from Beecher Road to Court Street is listed in 2017 future road projects in the township’s Four-Year Road Improvement Plan 2013-16 established by the Road Advisory Committee. Projects listed for 2015 include paving and milling on Calkins Road from Elm to Dye; paving and million on Townview both ways from Daleview; and paving and milling on Lask from Ethel to Beecher, depending on availability of funds.

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