Township approves commercial road projects for 2021

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township has given the green light for resurfacing projects on several key stretches of commercial roadway this summer.

At the June 7 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved commercial road rehabilitation projects for TA Mansour Boulevard, Lincor Parkway, Taft Road and Nerredia Street. Special assessments were also set for the projects, with TA Mansour, Lincor and Taft being bundled together into one assessment district and Nerredia receiving its own.

Crews will repave TA Mansour Boulevard from Corunna Road south to Taft Road, Taft Road from Linden Road easterly to TA Mansour Boulevard and Lincor Parkway from Corunna Road south to the dead end. Nerredia Street will be repaved along its commercial stretch from the Miller Road/Lennon Road intersection northerly to the dead end.

Mike Pifer, a representative with Kraft Engineering, said that each of the selected roads are in varying stages of disrepair and will be getting a major asphalt resurfacing makeover, along with curb and gutter repairs.

“These are 20-year design fixes,” he said. “These are not just band aids; we are significantly rehabilitating the roads.”

The bid price to repair TA Mansour Boulevard is $94,171. Lincor Parkway has been bid at $319,500, Taft Road at $286,000 and Nerredia Street at $120,907

Pifer said that all the finalized project bids came in under engineer estimates, which will help to save money for businesses and parcel owners in the special assessment districts. Construction on the roads will likely start around the July 4th holiday and end before the deadline of Sept. 24.

Parcel owners will pay off the special assessment with a moderate interest rate for 12 years.

Tracey Tucker, Economic Enhancement Director for Flint Township, said that the township will also continue to pursue funding from the state to reduce the current special assessment estimates.

TA Mansour Boulevard, Lincor Parkway, Taft Road and Nerredia Street are the second part of the Roads to Recovery initiative, which is aimed at repairing busy roads and business drives across the township. Current road rehabilitation projects are nearing completion at Linden Creek Parkway, Commerce Road and Exchange Drive and Marketplace Drive.

The township will hold public hearings for road rehabilitation projects on Holiday Drive and Austin Parkway at the June 21 Board of Trustees meeting.