Fixing the Damn Roads: Whitmer’s Roadway and Bridge Revitalization Projects Break Ground, Supports Nearly 1,300 Jobs The Governor’s Building Michigan Together Plan became a reality this week when ground was broken on multiple road and bridge improvement projects, supporting nearly 1,300 jobs and investing in the state’s roadway infrastructure at a never-before-seen scale.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Michigan’s notorious “pothole seasons” are about to get a lot shorter. This week, Governor Whitmer’s Building Michigan Together Plan was put into action when numerous road and bridge revitalization projects got underway.
“Across Michigan, we are fixing the damn roads to save motorists time and money,” the Governor said. “All without raising taxes by a cent.”
On April 18, work began on a variety of projects including the US-127 resurfacing in Gratiot County, the I-69 project in Lapeer County, a second year of the I-75 resurfacing work in Bay County, the resurfacing of US-31 in Mason County, the I-96 road and bridge improvement project in Kent County, and the I-96 interchange project in Kent County.
From the start of her tenure, Governor Whitmer has made roadway improvements a top priority. Since her inauguration in 2019, 13,000 lane miles of roadway and more than 900 bridges have been upgraded. Those infrastructure improvements have supported over 80,000 jobs statewide.