Commissioner Kochenderfer Successfully Secures County Funds to Improve and Repair Rochester Roads

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Adam L. Kochenderfer securing $21,982 for the City of Rochester through the county’s Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP). These funds will be used to help with road maintenance requirements and other road repairs. The City of Rochester plans to use the funds to repair portions of Letica Drive.

Adam Kochenderfer

Adam Kochenderfer

“I am pleased to see Rochester receive this road funding and am committed to continuing to work with local officials to keep our roads smooth and safe,” said Commissioner Kochenderfer.

“The City is excited to learn that we were awarded Local Road Improvement Program funds from Oakland County’s pilot program, which will be matched with funds from the City of Rochester to mill, overlay, and improve Letica Drive,” said City Manager Blaine Wing.

Oakland County’s LRIP provides limited financial assistance to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs and improvements on roadways under their jurisdiction. The program ensures that the county investment in roads is multiplied by requiring local municipalities to match funding from Oakland County. Launched in 2016, it has driven an estimated $70 million investment in local roads across the county. The program is an effective means for encouraging investment in local roads, which continue to be underfunded by the State of Michigan. This lack of funding from the state and federal government has resulted in poor road conditions, which negatively impact safety, quality of life and economic development in the region.

“Oakland County is stepping up, partnering with local cities and villages to help fix and maintain our local roads,” said Chairman David T. Woodward. “We started this local road funding program to be part of the solution; it’s now time the Michigan legislature does their job and fix the … roads.”

In 2017, the Board of Commissioners’ LRIP received national recognition when it was selected for a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award in the category of Community and Economic Development.

Commissioner Kochenderfer represents the 15th county commission district, which includes the City of Rochester and a portion of the City of Rochester Hills. He can be reached at 248-858-0100, via email to akcommissioner@gmail.com, or visit the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ website.

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