Township expects to see six road projects completed by the end of June

DAVISON TWP. — Over the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Davison Township has completed six major road projects for a total cost of $1,282,402 – of which township taxpayers only paid for $398,135.

Supervisor Tim Elkins said he’s pleased with the outcome of the road work done this past fiscal year and he’s looking forward to plans for more work in the 2020-2021 budget which starts July 1.

“It’s outstanding, the (Genesee County) road commission couldn’t believe what we’ve done,” he said. “They like that I’ve been pro-roads as far as financing them and finding ways to do them.”

Elkins said the repaving projects include Court Street, which was done last summer at a cost of $517,706; Lippincott Boulevard, priced at $310,235, which starts next week from the bridge east to M-15; Bristol Road, completed two weeks ago, at a cost of $231,461; and Gale Road, six months ago, at $101,000.

The total cost of the projects was $1,282,402, with $884,267 paid for with grants, and the overall township contribution at $398,135.

“In the 15 years I’ve been on the board I don’t remember us getting this kind of return for our money,” said Elkins, who has been supervisor about two years, but served the other 13 years as a trustee on the board. “I just come up with the plan, the board approves it. This is great for the township.”

Next year he said there are plans to re-gravel or limestone seven grave.

Elkins also lauded the county for projects it has done this past year in Davison Township, including the work on Davison Road, between Oak Road and Cumming Road, expected to happen in August, and the chip and seal work to Atherton Road done last fall.