The Oakland County Federal Aid Committee (FAC) will conduct a Funding Committee meeting on Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. at the Madison Heights Fire Department, 31313 Brush Street, Madison Heights.
The Funding Committee is responsible for selecting road-improvement projects to receive federal road funds anticipated to come to Oakland County. It is made up of representatives of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), SMART (the suburban bus system) and all communities in the county.
During the meeting, the Funding Committee will select road projects to receive 2021 federal road dollars coming to the county. The projects must be on roads that are eligible for federal road funds and under Road Commission or local jurisdiction in Oakland County. For a map of Oakland roads that are eligible for federal funding, visit: http://www.rcocweb.org/DocumentCenter/View/2051
For 2021, the FAC Funding Committee anticipates having approximately $17.4 million to award for various road projects. Federal road funds are typically programmed three years prior to construction.
Projects are selected based on an objective point system – all projects that are submitted are rated and ranked based on the point system, which takes into account safety considerations, traffic volumes, cost and other factors.
For more information about the Oakland County Federal Aid Committee, visit: http://www.oaklandfac.org/