FLINT TWP. — Flushing, Linden and Van Slyke roads are on a list of more than $7 million in proposed Transportation Improvement Projects (TIP) for 2014-17, according to a presentation last week by David Arceo, who recently resigned from the township Road Advisory Committee after being appointed to the Genesee County Road Commission.
The TIP is a fluid four-year planning schedule and budget prepared by the county Metropolitan Planning Commission to oversee significant federally funded projects. The document is updated and amended as needed and subject to approval by the county Metropolitan Alliance made up of local municipalities. Arceo represents Flint township on the Metro Alliance.
About 70 to 80 project applications for 2014-17 TIP funding years were recently pitched by 51 agencies eligible to submit applications, said Arceo. He gave the board a rundown of township applications, which focus on road preservation
Flushing Road between Linden and Mill roads is listed at a projected cost of $895,850 with $$715,680 covered by federal funds and $179,170 by local funds.
Flushing Road from Warner Road to Linden Road is being considered for $570,400 in federal funds and $142,600 in local funds. Sections of Flushing Road are considered separately to divvy up the cost burden and may not be done in the same year.
Improvements on Linden Road from Lennon Road to Corunna Road is estimated to cost about $1.9 million in federal funds and $477,00 in local funds.
Also Linden Road from Corunna Road to Calkins Roads is pegged for about $1.8 million in federal funds and $474,000 in local funds.
Van Slyke Road between Maple Avenue and Bristol Road is tabbed for $683,560 in federal funds and $170,890 in local funds.
The total costs for all of the above proposed projects comes in at just over $7.225 million, Arceo said.
“These are projects that if there is an opportunity to move our projects forward, are shovel ready,” Arceo said, praising the township board for its prompt approval of a three-year road improvement master plan that guides decision-making.
Township Supervisor Karyn Miller asked if there was a guarantee these roads would be improved within the three-year time frame.
Arceo said he could not say for sure but would get a definite answer by the next board meeting.
Only county primary roads are eligible for federal funding. There are 42.41 miles of county primary roads in Flint Township. The majority of township roads are county local roads.