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Michigan Governor Whitmer launches eight new infrastructure projects

Lansing, Michigan – On Tuesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer revealed that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is set to launch eight new projects focusing on repairing roads and bridges this week. These projects are spread across various counties including Barry, Berrien, Van Buren, Chippewa, Crawford, Dickinson, Jackson, and Macomb.

Governor Whitmer expressed her enthusiasm about these initiatives.

“Across Michigan, we are moving dirt and fixing the damn roads to drive economic activity, help Michiganders go to work, drop their kids off at school, and run errands safely,” said Governor Whitmer. “Through the end of this construction season, we will have fixed, repaired, or replaced nearly 23,000 lane miles of state-owned roads and 1,600 bridges since I took office, supporting 89,000 jobs without raising taxes by a dime. Let’s roll up our sleeves and keep getting things done.”

By the end of this building season, the improvements will include nearly 23,000 lane miles and 1,600 bridges, as per the Governor’s office. Governor Whitmer emphasizes using durable materials and effective methods in these projects to ensure long-lasting repairs, supporting thousands of well-paying jobs in the construction sector.

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The funding for these and future infrastructure projects stems from the Rebuilding Michigan plan, a five-year strategy involving $3.5 billion directed towards enhancing highways and bridges. Additionally, the bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan represents a historic investment in the state’s infrastructure, marking the largest one-time funding Michigan has seen. These investments aim to provide future generations of Michiganders with safer and more reliable infrastructure, thus bolstering the state’s economy and quality of life.