“Fixing the Damn Roads” at a Record Pace, Whitmer Announces New Road Repairs

The new infrastructure repairs, expected to generate hundreds of jobs, are part of the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history

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By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Governor Whitmer announced that several road repair projects began on April 25.

The projects, which include repairing I-96 near M-6 in Kent County and a new ramp and interchange connector coming to I-96 and M-21 (Fulton Street), are just the latest in a wide range of infrastructure projects undertaken during Whitmer’s time in office. Since becoming governor in 2019, Whitmer has overseen the repair or rebuilding of over 13,000 lane miles of road and 900 bridges, supporting approximately 82,000 jobs.

Even so, the Whitmer administration has no plans to slow down. “This year,” Whitmer says, “Michiganders will see more orange barrels and cones than ever before as we move forward at record pace to fix roads and bridges across Michigan.”

Whitmer emphasized that her Rebuilding Michigan Plan and the recently enacted Building Michigan Together Plan will help “turbocharge” repair efforts, “making them much less susceptible to our notorious pothole seasons, all without raising taxes by a cent.”

“After years of neglect of our roads and bridges around the state,” said State Senator Winnie Brinks, “I am pleased to see this critical project get started and provide good-paying jobs in the process.”