LANSING, Mich., April 13, 2023 — Earlier this year, the Michigan House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 7, a budget supplemental that allocates $25 million for the Transportation Economic Development Fund, a match grant road funding program for municipalities with fewer than 10,000 people. State Rep. Matt Koleszar (D-Plymouth) issued the following statement, after learning that the city of Plymouth, which he represents, has the opportunity to receive funds:
“I’m ecstatic to learn that my hometown of Plymouth qualifies for this grant program. This will match dollar-for-dollar what Plymouth puts towards fixing our local roads — that’s why I voted in favor of this funding.”
The goal of the grants is intended to offset the costs of fixing roads in communities around the state and invest in reconstruction, replacement, rehabilitation or preventive maintenance projects.