U.P. road projects receive millions through MDOT program

The Michigan Department of Transportation has sent millions of dollars to the Upper Peninsula to fix roads.

The funding is part of MDOT’s Priority Roads Investment Program. MDOT set aside dollar amounts ranging from the thousands into the millions for road projects across the state in two phases.

Roads in the 109th Michigan House District received $6.7 million through the program, the fifth-largest investment out of the 110 districts statewide. State Representative John Kivela was pleased about that. “I am happy to see these needed road repairs coming to the 109th District,” he said. “Investing in our infrastructure will do good not only for the community members who use these roads on a daily basis, but for the entire state’s economy. With solid infrastructure comes more business and jobs.”

Many regions did not receive any money, and Kivela wants the legislature to return to Lansing right away to figure out a comprehensive road funding plan.