KINGSFORD, Mich. (WJMN) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation is awarding nine Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Class F grants to cities and highway boards to help rebuild local roads in across Michigan.
Kingsford is one of nine grant recipients. They will receive $ 280,000 and provide $ 120,000 in funding to the $ 400,000 project.
“From day one, I focused on fixing those goddamn roads and bridges,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said. “Today, I am proud to announce nine local transportation economic development grants that will help rebuild important corridors in these communities. Highway projects like these connect workers to jobs and provide important connections for our communities. Since taking office, we have invested almost $ 4.75 billion to repair, replace or rehabilitate nearly 13,200 miles of highways and 903 bridges, and we need to do more. I will work with anyone to get the job done.
Other grant recipients are Marysville, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, Zeeland, Peer Marquette (Mason), East Bay (Grand Traverse), Three Rivers, Pittsfield (Washtenaw). The MDOT allocates $ 3,251,435 for the nine projects. Category F or “Urban areas in rural counties” grants provide public funding for public road improvements that create system continuity with the all-season secondary road network. TEDF helps finance projects essential to the movement of people and products, bringing workers to their jobs, materials to producers and manufacturers, and finished products to consumers.