Alpena Council Approved Category F Grant Application for Long Rapids Road
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 17:28:41 EDT

During their meeting Monday evening (April 19th), Alpena City Council approved authorizing a grant application for resurfacing project on Long Rapids Road.

Officials say, back in March, the Michigan Department of Transportation sent out a call for applications for the 2023 Category F projects. This funding is available to rural urban areas for improvements to secondary all-season access routes within the federal aid system.

After review of the requirements, staff determined that a project for resurfacing Long Rapids Road from Bagley Street to Medilodge may qualify for the program. Due to the amount of traffic and the increased number of commercial vehicles, officials say the section of roadway has begun to deteriorate to the point where a resurfacing project is warranted.

The project proposes milling the top six inches off the street, adjusting the manholes and water boxes, replacing the existing sidewalk ramps, installing a thicker six-inch cross section of asphalt, and restriping. The estimated cost of the project is over 505 thousand dollars ($505,144.25). Category F could fund 80% of the project up to $375,000 leaving a local match of over 130 thousand ($130,144.25).

This amount will be programmed into the 2022-23 budget year and officials expect notification for the grant in December of this year. Council authorized the application by unanimous vote.


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