Whitmer’s Statewide Road-Building Projects Break New Ground, Grow Economy & Create 90,000 Jobs The Governor’s investment in the road infrastructure of 11 different counties across the state has created over 5,400 new jobs.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues to make good on her promise to “fix the damn roads.” Earlier this month, major road building projects across 11 different counties broke ground, adding to the administration’s already considerable track record. During Whitmer’s tenure, Michigan has seen improvements made to over 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, work that has supported nearly 89,000 jobs.
When this latest batch of projects kicked off, Whitmer said that “investments like these … will support over 5,427 jobs and help drivers go to work, drop their kids off at school, and run errands safely.”
With financing through the governor’s two signature infrastructure bills, the Rebuilding Michigan Plan and the Building Michigan Together Plan, Whitmer’s administration has now invested 70 percent more in the state’s roads than had been spent in the four years prior to her election.
“I’m proud of what we have accomplished,” Whitmer said. “Let’s keep moving dirt and getting it done.”