Major Road Project Funding
Major road improvements are primarily funded using Act 51 monies, which are collected by the State of Michigan from vehicle registration fees and tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. Act 51 monies fund many annual maintenance programs including road construction and rehabilitation, snow plowing and salting, sweeping and cleaning, and storm sewer maintenance. Property taxes are not used to improve or repair major roads in Royal Oak.
The city has been fortunate to obtain regular federal grant awards to repair or improve major roadways such as Main Street, S. Washington Avenue and Campbell Road. Typically, one major road project is scheduled each year, provided the funds are available.