Tri-County Region to Receive over $312 Million in New Infrastructure Investment

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

New Financing for Roads Accelerates Necessary Road & Bridge Rebuilding & Repairs

LANSING, Mich. – The State Transportation Commission yesterday announced their unanimous vote to authorize the “Rebuilding Michigan” program following Governor Whitmer’s State of the State address on Wednesday. The new plan will allow the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to sell $3.5 billion in bonds for 49 critical interstate and bridge projects and accelerate rebuilding for 73 additional state-owned projects. The objective of the program is to avoid legislative delay in financing essential repairs to major state roadways and bridges that support the heaviest traffic.

For the tri-county region, this translates to an increased investment of over $312 million in new infrastructure projects:

  • Rebuilding I-496/US-127 from I-96 interchange to I-496 interchange