By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Published Feb. 6, 2020
A list of freeway and road projects included in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s rebuilding Michigan plan that aims to fix Michigan’s roads was released Thursday.
The plan, according to the governor’s office, adds an additional $3.5 billion in road funding, which will add and expand 122 major new road projects and nearly double the amount available to fix roads over the next five years.
“Moving projects ahead 4-6 years allows MDOT to save taxpayers money by avoiding the annual cost of inflation,” a statement from Whitmer said.
Funding for the projects will come from the State Transportation Commission’s issuing of state road bonds, which according to the governor, will be financed without an increase at the gas pump and allow roads to being being fixed immediately.
Bonds will be issued for 49 projects, which will rebuild major freeways and bridges in the state’s most heavily traveled corridors.
The plan also allows another 73 projects to be expedited or broadened in scope.
The roads getting fixed under the governor’s plan will be high volume freeway and non-freeway roads with the greatest economic impact and more average passenger vehicles per day.
A complete list of projects can be viewed at this link.
For an overview of the entire plan to finance the projects, visit this link.