Green announces road improvement projects in 3 counties

LANSING—Five major roadways in Lapeer, Arenac and Bay counties will be improved thanks to special state road funding grants made possible by the Michigan Legislature, said state Sen. Mike Green.

“This is truly great news for the constituents of the 31st District and for the entire state,” said Green, R-Mayville. “However, what is even better news is that taxes were not raised one penny to fund these projects. Due to fiscally responsible budgeting and living within our means we were able to allocate resources toward improving our roads and bridges.”

The five projects are as follows:

·        A bridge over Western Drain in Lapeer will be rehabilitated;

·        The Interstate 69 bridge repaires over Newark and Winslow roads in Lapeer County will be repaired. This project is being funded with help from a $1,001,000 grant.

·       North County Line Standish to South County Line Omer in Arenac County will be resurfaced with help from a $2,061,294 grant;

·       A bridge in Bay County on US-10 over Hopler Creek will be rehabilitated. This project will be paid for with MDOT funds; and

·         A second bridge in Bay County over the Huron and Eastern railroads and over Patrick Road will be rehabilitated with help from a $793,000 grant.

“Each and every one of these projects and the other projects that were announced today are great steps in the right direction,” Green said. “However, hard work still lies ahead of us. Roads in Michigan are a problem that needs to be addressed, but it must be done in a fiscally responsible way. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to help solve this issue.”