Fenton — The city of Fenton has received funding through the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to replace, realign and resurface Poplar Street from Silver Lake Road to North Road.

At their meeting held Monday, June 12, city council members voted to authorize City Manager Lynn Markland to sign contracts with the state of Michigan and passed a resolution, which is required by MDOT to move the project forward. In April, Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Dan Czarnecki said MDOT had been informed that federal funding was available to pay for the project. The funding would be available once the federal government approves its new appropriations bills.

The resurfacing and realignment project is estimated to cost $646,000. The city is scheduled to receive $522,500 in federal transportation money through MDOT. The remainder of the costs will be the responsibility of the city of Fenton to pay, which will be approximately $124,100.

The city had two options, the first being to wait until the federal appropriations bills are approved and MDOT goes out for bids. Or, the city could have MDOT get bids now with the city paying for all of the work, and be reimbursed later once federal funds are received.

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