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Michigan Governor Announces Biggest Ever Investment in Michigan’s Bridges

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces that the state of Michigan is expected to receive $563.1 million over five years to build, repair, or replace bridges. This is the biggest ever investment in Michigan’s bridges, made possible by passage of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Federal Highway Administration will invest $27.5 billion over five years to build bridges and support tens of thousands of jobs nationwide.

“I look forward to using these resources to put Michiganders first, improving countless commutes and keeping families safe on the road," Whitmer said. "We will work with our federal and local partners to invest this historic amount of resources into communities in every region of Michigan. Together, we will build up Michigan’s infrastructure the right way, with the right mix and materials, to ensure it stays fixed and helps generations of Michiganders thrive.”

“The Michigan Department of Transportation welcomes this historic infusion of resources to back our efforts to repair, replace, or rehabilitate Michigan’s bridges,” said Paul Ajegba, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation. “We will collaborate with our local partners and stay focused on investing these resources where they are needed most: fixing bridges in critical condition in counties across Michigan.”

“This record amount of funding, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will allow states and tribal governments to fix the bridges most in need of repair,” said Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack. “It will also modernize them to withstand the effects of climate change and to make them safer for all users, including cyclists and pedestrians. Every state has bridges in poor condition and in need of repair, including bridges with weight restrictions that may force lengthy detours for travelers, school buses, first responders, or trucks carrying freight.”

Michigan is expected to receive $563.1 million over five years under the new program to repair or replace bridges. The Michigan Department of Transportation expects to replace 24 bridges and help local road agencies repair 129 local bridges.

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