Board approves funding to complete more than $24 million in new local road projects across Oakland County

During its meeting last Thursday night, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted a series of resolutions that secure funding to complete more than $24 million in new local road projects. Oakland County’s annual Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) provides funding to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs and improvements on roadways under their jurisdiction. The program makes county investments in local roads, which is then matched with funding from Oakland County communities.

“Residents want and deserve better roads,” Board of Commissioners Chair David T. Woodward (D-Royal Oak) said. “We will continue to partner with our local communities to fix our local roads. Together, we’re helping make safer roads, increase economic development and improve our communities across Oakland County.”  

For 2023, the county board appropriated more than $2 million in county funds to make sure these projects happen this year.  

“It’s exciting to help bring these projects to our communities,” Commissioner Brendan Johnson (D-Rochester Hills) said. “These are concrete solutions that demonstrate the commitment the Board continuously makes to support our local governments in improving life for our residents, businesses and visitors.”

The LRIP has driven an estimated $152 million investment in local roads across the county since 2016. In 2017, the Board of Commissioners’ LRIP received national recognition when it was selected for a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award in the category of Community and Economic Development.

“The condition of local roads is essential to the quality of life for everyone,” Commissioner Ajay Raman (D-Novi) said. “In supporting our communities with this funding, I’m happy to be part of a Board that’s making a difference for its stakeholders.”


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