Council OKs Hegel Road work

By David Fleet
Goodrich — On Monday night the village council voted 5-0 funding for cold-mill resurfacing of Hegel Road from M-15 west to the village limits. The project will be in 2024.
Costs of the resurfacing project include $188,204 of federal funding with a $25,000 match, The engineering and design from Wade Trim will cost the village $46,840. The project will not include the parking areas of Hegel Road.
Funding for the proposed improvement is provided by grants through the Michigan Department of Transportation Local Agency Program and administered through the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission as part of the Transportation Improvement Program or TIP.
Sheri Wilkerson, village administrator said the timeliness of the project is vital.
“There are only certain roads here (in the village) we can use that money on,” said Wilkerson. “This is it (Hegel Road) for us. In 2025 Pontiac (Street) will have money coming.”
The council also voted, 5-0, to grant funding for sidewalk ramp improvements on M-15 to meet ADA requirements. The cost of the sidewalk project included $50,000 of federal funding with a $12,500 match. In addition, the project required $20,190 in engineering costs from Wade Trim.

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