Township board approves road projects for Holiday Drive and Austins Parkway

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township has added two more road rehabilitation projects to its Roads to Recovery initiative this summer.

At its June 21 meeting, the Flint Township Board of Trustees approved special assessment districts for commercial road projects on Holiday Drive and Austin’s Parkway. Both projects are expected to begin in the latter part of July and wrap up before Oct. 22.

Mike Pifer, an engineer with Kraft Engineering, said that construction on Holiday Drive will involve road replacement on the first 19 feet of the roadway off Bristol Road and rehabilitation/repaving on the rest of the .70-mile stretch. The bulk of the project’s cost will address drainage problems near the Bristol Road entrance.

The total cost to repair Holiday Drive is projected at $1.3 million, with the Genesee County Road Commission covering engineering costs at $192,000 and the Bristol Road CIA chipping in with $293,615. Parcel owners in the special assessment district will each have to pay $36,700 and will have the option to pay a lump sum or installments over a 12-year period with an interest rate of 4.75 percent.

Construction on Austin’s Parkway, located between Miller Road and Hogarth Avenue, will involve road removal and rehabilitation. Pifer said that the first 600 feet of the roadway will be removed and replaced with asphalt over concrete, while the remainder of the road (approximately 1,700 feet) will be repaved. Catch basins and curbs will also be repaired.

The total cost to repair Austin’s Parkway has been estimated at $733,016, with the Genesee County Road Commission covering engineering costs of $125,000 and the Flint Township DDA contributing $152,004. Parcel owners in the Austin’s Parkways special assessment district will cover a combined cost of $456,012.

To accommodate drivers on Austin’s Parkway, construction crews will be working on one lane at a time so that customers can still access businesses on the drive.

Flint Township approved road rehabilitation projects for TA Mansour Boulevard, Taft Road, Lincor Parkway and Nerredia Street earlier this month.