LANSING, Mich., April 13, 2023 — Earlier this year, the Michigan House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 7, a budget supplement that allocates $25 million for the Transportation Economic Development Fund, a match grant road funding program for cities and villages with fewer than 10,000 people. State Rep. Reggie Miller (D-Van Buren Township) issued the following statement, after learning that the communities of Augusta, Belleville, Dundee, Maybee, and Milan, which she represents, have the opportunity to receive funds:
“I am grateful for the opportunities this grant could provide for the roads in my district. When we talk about fixing the roads, we’re not just talking about major highways. The roads in our communities that we use every day are just as important and just as in need of repair. This is a great way to improve safety and quality of life in our small towns.”
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.