The Oakland County Federal Aid Committee (FAC) will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m. at the City of Novi’s Department of Public Works Facility, 26300 Lee BeGole, Novi.
The committee is responsible for selecting road-improvement projects to receive federal road funds anticipated to come to Oakland County. The committee 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 committee will review projects submitted for 2023 federal road funds coming to the county. The projects must be on roads that are eligible for federal road funds and under Road Commission, city or village jurisdiction in Oakland County.
For 2023, the committee anticipates approximately $18 million being available to award for road projects. Projects to receive federal road funds are typically selected 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, traffic operations, cost and other factors.