2017-04-20 / Front Page

Maple Road repairs approved

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BURTON — Council members unanimously approved for three parts of Maple Road to receive repairs at the last city council meeting. The project will have to be complete by July 1.

“Maple Road is one of the roads we get the most calls about,” said Robert Slattery Jr., Department of Public Works (DPW) director, at the meeting April 17.

“I also hear council say they get calls about it a lot. It’s a border road with Grand Blanc,” said Slattery. “So, it’s heavily traveled.”

Slattery said there were a lot of roads the city was planning to do chip seal on. Maple Road was one of these roads. However, it was decided Maple Road needed more than chip seal.

“I met with the city engineer, the Genesee County Road Commission engineer and some engineer consultants,” Slattery said. “We drove down Maple Road several times and decided what needed to be done to Maple Road. That’s to mill off some of the asphalt that’s there in one section and put two inches of asphalt in.”

Slattery said he felt it would be more cost effective to treat Maple Road before it got in a condition in which it needed to be rebuilt. It costed $4 million to rebuild Belsay Road from Court Street to Davison Road in 2014-2015, for example.

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