ADRIAN — Adrian College is transferring land for its new road to the city of Adrian.
On Monday, the Adrian City Commission unanimously approved the authorization for the transfer of properties from Adrian College to the city for the sum of $1.
In his memo to the city commission, Todd Brown, the city’s director of Parks and Engineering Services, said Adrian College will fund the project in its entirety as well as reimburse the city for necessary inspections. As a city street, the city will oversee its future maintenance and upkeep. Brown said the next step in the process for the project is the city and college working out a maintenance agreement.
“The privately funded newly constructed roadway will be turned over to the city of Adrian to become a city major street,” Brown said. “The property in which the new road will be constructed is owned by Adrian College and is required to be conveyed to the city as a right of way.”
He said the college is moving forward with constructing an access road connecting U.S. 223 to the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Charles Street after years of planning and organizing with the city, Michigan Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The actual work on the project is expected to begin soon.