Whitmer Releases Plan to Fix 59 Bridges, Boost Michigan Economy and Support 82,000 Jobs The Governor announced Phase II of the Bridge Repair Program, adding 59 bridges to the 13,000 miles of road and over 900 bridges already repaired, providing Michiganders with “safe, reliable infrastructure” to connect businesses and working commuters.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Governor Whitmer announced Phase II of her plan to fix Michigan infrastructure and boost the state economy.
As part of her pledge to “fix the damn roads,” Gov. Whitmer initiated Phase II of the Bridge Repair Program, which will repair 59 Michigan bridges, adding to the more than 900 bridges and 13,000 miles of road that have already been fixed since she took office.
Phase I of the Bridge Repair Program initiated urgent repairs to 19 bridges that were in “critical condition.” Supporting 82,000 jobs for Michiganders, the road and bridge repairs prioritize “regional mobility and safety” and use lasting materials to ensure that the fixes are permanent.
State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba praised the efficiency of the program, saying that it will “accelerate repairs, streamline construction, and spark innovation.”
Road and bridge repairs will keep families safe and “support even more good-paying jobs,” said Gov. Whitmer.