Sanilac Road Commission plans bridge repairs

(SANDUSKY) – Sanilac County Road Commission members heard an update on scheduled work in the county this summer, including a bridge on Frenchline Road.

Engineer/Manager Robb Falls said the bridge, just east of M-19, has fascia beams that are rapidly deteriorating and needs to be replaced.

Falls said plans call for the decking of the bridge to be removed and beams replaced before adding a new bridge deck.

The Road Commission seeking bids on the work with no specific start date planned at this time.

In other Road Commission news, board members approved agreements with three townships to have over $112,000 worth of gravel applied and also approved purchasing a used CAT loader at a cost of nearly $79,000, plus a trade in of a loader valued at $75,000.

The purchase saves the county around $100,000 from buying a new loader.

Falls told Commissioners 25 miles of gravel roads in Worth Township were effected with the recent sewer project and Falls told Commissioners he expects the township and their design and engineering firms to work out plans for final details of restoration of the roads.

The Road Commission received $805,000 in Michigan Transportation Funds for the month of May, giving them just over $3.5 million for the year. A year ago, Sanilac County received $8.1 million dollars in MTF’s.