Auburn Road Reconstruction Costs Rise
The preliminary cost to reconstruct Auburn Road from Dequindre Road to Ryan roads has increased, since Shelby Township agreed in 2011 to participate in a cost sharing agreement with the Macomb County Department of Roads.
What was to cost the township $440,000 will now cost $553,000.
Carol Thurber, president of engineering at Fazal Kahn, the township’s engineering firm, said the initial price was based on preliminary engineering estimates, and did not account for construction costs.
“That’s what usually happens. Local dollars will raise once they (the engineers) get a defined cost estimate,” said Thurber.
The total cost of the project is $2.8 million, with $1.76 million covered by federal dollars, and the remainder will be shared between MCDOR and Shelby Township.
A Community Development Block Grant Fund will pay for a portion of Shelby’s cost.
Estimate for Van Dyke Widening Decreases
A revised cost share agreement for the Van Dyke widening project from 25 to 26 Mile roads has decreased by $65,321.
The original estimate in July 2011 was $447,821, and now will cost the township $382,500.
The total cost of the project is $765,000, which will be shared 50/50 between the township and the MCDOR.
Major and Local Road Improvements to Cost $413,656
A facelift for 25 Mile Road from Shelby to Mound roads, and several side streets will cost the Township a total of $413,656.
Shelby and the Macomb Department of Roads will share the burden of $99,993 to repave the major road, which would leave Shelby with a bill of $49,996.
Also, at the recommendation of the MCDOR, Shelby will be repatching several small concrete side roads in the city at the cost of $363,660. MCDOR will not kick in funds for the repairs of the following side streets:
- Bellman Drive from Van Dyke to Belford
- Metz Drive
- RuAnn Street from 24 Mile Road to Farr Court
- Connies Drive from RuAnn Street East to end
- Salem Drive from west of Ridgeview to east of Trieste
- Carrington Drive from Salem to Birchfield roads
Construction for the side roads is expected to begin in August and wrap up in October.
In total, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees approved $1,349,156 on Tuesday evening for road construction projects in 2012.