Sanilac Road Commission awards bids for buildings















The Sanilac County Road Commission continues to take in record amounts of funding from the State, following their most recent payment from the Michigan Transportation Fund.

A part of the funding comes as a result of gas taxes on every gallon of fuel sold. For the month of April, the Road Commission took in just over $962,000 dollars, the Commission’s second highest payment of the year and second highest monthly payment since at least 2017.

So far this year, the Road Commission has taken in over $3.7 million dollars and is on pace to exceed last year’s record amount of more than $9.7 million dollars.

During the Road Commission meeting last week, Board members also learned more than $114,000 dollars was taken in through the State Reimbursement fund for work done by the County on State highways.

In other Road Commission news, Salt and Sand barns will be constructed in Sanilac County, following action taken by the Sanilac County Road Commission Board last week.

Engineer/Manager Robb Falls presented bids to the Board for consideration of constructing the two new buildings.

With just two companies, Booms Construction and Chuck Thompson Holdings, INC. bidding for the work, the Board awarded the work to the lowest bidder which was Chuck Thompson Holdings.

The winning bid had a price of just over $967,000 dollars for the Shabonna Barn and $961,000 for the new facility in Croswell.

Included in the work is nearly $100,000 worth of paving around the buildings.

Falls also updated the board on delivery of various vehicles for the Road Commission as well as project updates including the Ruth Road bridge over the Black River, south of Deckerville.