Green: $4.2 million in Priority Road Investment Program dollars will fix roads in the district

LANSING—State Sen. Mike Green announced that Gov. Rick Snyder, the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives released their priority road funding list for allocation of funds across the state.

Senate District 31 received five projects totaling $4.25 million in funding.

“I’m happy to see our district allocated these funds to help repair what MDOT, the governor and I feel are vital roadways,” said Green, R-Mayville. “While this is simply a supplemental amount, it will benefit our district’s transportation needs immeasurably without tax increases and is an important step in fixing Michigan’s crumbling roadways.”

The projects include:

·         $800,000 for M-46 east of Goetz Road to Port Sanilac west village limits;

·         $1 million for M-90 from North Branch east village limits to M-53;

·         $650,000 for I-69 under Black Corners Road (S-14);

·         $1.3 million for M-13 (Euclid) from Salzburg Avenue to North Union Avenue; and

·         $500,000 for 600 different locations in and around Bay City.

Senate Bill 608 provides supplemental appropriations for various state government departments covering Fiscal Year 2015. The total gross amount allocated for the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Priority Road Investment Program is $114,942,610. It was noted that many of these projects would otherwise not be funded if not for the supplemental amount.

The approximately $115 million for road projects is part of more than $700 million extra general fund dollars allocated to Michigan roads this legislative term.