Novi has received an additional $205,438 from the Road Commission for Oakland County to go toward a construction project on Eight Mile Road.
The Road Commission (RCOC) had an extra $2.9 million of unclaimed tri-party funding for the county, so communities were able to request additional funds for projects already planned for 2013.
Tri-party funds are a program for road improvements in which the Oakland County government, RCOC and the community each pay a share for a road project.
The Eight Mile project consists of resurfacing the road from Napier to Taft, plus other improvements. The approximate total cost is $3.9 million, according to Novi Director of Public Services/City Engineer Rob Hayes.
Most of the project will be funded by more than $2.4 million in federal dollars. After applying tri-party funding, Novi’s cost share will be approximately $132,000 and will be covered by the city’s Municipal Street Fund.
The part of the project from Beck to Taft will be funded in part by the City of Northville.
The project is still in the design phase, but is expected to start in the spring and be completed in late fall.