FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2022
Gov. Whitmer Announces Nine Infrastructure Projects Across Michigan to Support Economic Development
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded $3.3 million in grants to city and county road agencies to help rebuild local roads in nine areas across Michigan.
“Today’s road repair grants will help us fix the damn roads and help Michiganders go to work, drop their kids off at school, and run errands safely,” said Governor Whitmer. “Since I took office through the end of this year, Michigan will have fixed 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, bolstering our economy and connecting our hardworking communities. Today’s grants are the latest in a long line of economic development investments we have made in recent years to make Michigan more competitive. I will work with anyone to advance our economic development and build up our infrastructure so we can create opportunities for Michiganders everywhere."
|Agency||Project Route/Street Name||Category F Award||Match Amount||Total Cost|
|Chippewa County Road Commission||S. Mackinac Trail||$375,000||$1,100,000||$1,475,000|
|Alpena County Road Commission||Bagley Street||$375,000||$550,000||$925,000|
|City of Alpena||Long Rapids Road||$375,000||$134,436||$509,436|
|Mescota County Road Commission||215th Avenue||$332,320||$83,080||$415,400|
|City of Corunna||North Shiawassee Street||$375,000||$305,000||$680,000|
|City of Midland||Patrick Road||$375,000||$357,270||$732,270|
|St. Clair County Road Commission||Gratiot Road||$375,000||$690,502||$1,065,502|
|City of Battle Creek||20th Street N.||$370,000||$93,325||$463,325|
|Monroe County Road Commission||LaPlaisance Road||$375,000||$330,000||$705,000|
Grantees include the cities of Alpena, Battle Creek, Corunna, and Midland and county road agencies, including the Alpena County Road Commission, Chippewa County Road Commission, Mecosta County Road Commission, Monroe County Road Commission, and the St. Clair County Road Commission. More information regarding the awarded projects is available at the Category F section of TEDF website.
Enacted in 1987 and reauthorized in 1993, the TEDF helps finance highway, road and street projects that are critical to the movement of people and products, and getting workers to their jobs, materials to growers and manufacturers, and finished goods to consumers. TEDF "Category F," or "Urban Areas in Rural Counties," grants provide state funding for public roadway improvements that create system continuity with the secondary all-season road system. Eligible entities for the Category F program are urban areas of 5,000 population or more, in rural counties having less than 400,000 population.
Category F grants provide funding for projects that include improving access to the state all-season system or improving safety and all-season capabilities on routes having high commercial traffic. Eligible road agencies include county road agencies, cities, and villages. More information about the program is available online at www.Michigan.gov/TEDF.
Rebuilding Michigan’s Roads and Bridges
By the end of 2022, Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist will have fixed, repaired, or replaced more than 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, supporting more than 89,000 jobs without raising taxes by a dime. These and future repairs are made possible by the Rebuilding Michigan plan, a five-year, $3.5 billion investment in our highways and bridges, and the bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan, the largest one-time investment in Michigan's infrastructure in state history. These strategic investments in Michigan's infrastructure ensure that future Michiganders will have safer roads and bridges to run errands, travel, and strengthen the economy.