2017-03-16 / Front Page

Flushing Twp. Board amend road plan include Duffield repairs

By Sam Tunningley

FLUSHING TWP. – The Flushing Township Board of Trustees passed a motion to lay down limestone on portions of Duffield Rd. as part of the 2017 Road Improvement Plan after receiving complaints from area residents regarding the rough conditions.

Supervisor Frederick Thorsby said he has received phone calls noting the poor quality of the road. Thorsby said he was contacted by Alex Cook, the district’s foreman for the Genesee County Road Commission, a day following an angry phone call to take a trip around the township and visit its “worst roads.”

“He took me out and we drove down Duffield Rd. from Francis to Stanley. It was terrible,” said Thorsby.

Cook suggested the 2 miles, unpaved stretch of Duffield Rd. be covered with approximately 3 inches of limestone; the rock is going to be provided by the township and spread by the Genesee County Road Commission at no cost. The price for the limestone totals $100,000.

The board also decided unfinished portions of Carpenter Rd. near the Flushing Middle School be completed with chipseal this year, but decided to postpone work on Dillon Rd. until 2018 to make room for the improvements to Duffield.

Thorsby said bidding should begin in the next month or two, and the GCRC would like to have the limestone delivered by the middle of June.

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