Rochester Exploring Safer Crossing of Clinton River Trail at Dequindre Road
They will use tri-party road funds to enhance the crossing near the Onyx Ice Arena.
Rochester leaders have agreed to explore plans to build a pedestrian crossing of the Clinton River Trail at Dequindre Road.
Rochester City Council voted Monday night to designate the city portion of the Road Commission for Oakland County's Tri-Party Fund balance toward the project.
"It's not a safe area to cross," said councilmember Cathy Daldin. "If we want to encourage people to cross the road, we need to do something so that it's safe there."
The crossing is behind the Onyx Ice Arena, south of Parkdale Road.
The Tri-Party Fund was designed to improve county roads. The funding source is one-third Oakland County, one-third Rochester and one-third the road commission.
City engineers sketched out a tentative trail-crossing plan and projected the project would cost $125,00 to $160,000. The city's Tri-Party fund balance is $68,321 with $30,000 in additional funds projected over the next 24 months.
City manager Jaymes Vettraino said the cost would likely be shared with Shelby Township, which shares ownership of Dequindre Road. Vettraino said he would talk to township leaders following city councilmembers' decision Monday night.
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