Township to share in cost of signal upgrades

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees have approved cost agreements to pay its share of $100,000 in traffic signal upgrades at three T intersections.

The township will share costs for the improvements with the Genesee County Road Commission, which is paying 13 percent of costs, and the Michigan Department of Transportation, covering 80 percent with federal safety funding.

One signal is at Flushing and Lavelle Roads, a $34,000 installation for which the township’s share is 7 percent, about $2,380. After the installation, the township will be responsible for about 33 percent of maintenance and operation costs, shared with the road commission.

The township also will pay seven percent ($2,170) of the $31,000 cost of installation for the intersection at Pasadena Avenue and Lavelle Road.

Similarly, the township’s $2,450 share is seven percent of the $35,000 cost for the third installation at Beecher and Calkins Road.

The road commission has been working for the past 10 years to upgrade old style electricmechanical signal controllers to the new digital controllers and to upgrade signal heads to an LED type, according to information provided to the township board from the road commission.

The installations are expected to begin this month.

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