MUSKEGON, Mich., Dec. 16, 2021 — Yesterday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation is awarding nine state Transportation Economic Development Fund Category F grants to cities and road commissions around the state. As one of the grantees, Muskegon will receive $375,000 and will contribute $450,000 from its own fund to reconstruct Roberts Street from Laketon Avenue to Barney Avenue. In response to the announcement, state Rep. Terry Sabo (D-Muskegon) issued the following statement:
“Deteriorating roads damage our vehicles, hurt our economy, and discourage future development. Without the infrastructure to meet their needs, businesses will choose to go elsewhere rather than invest in Muskegon. For a road that serves so many important businesses, it’s absolutely vital that we bring it up to standards. I’m thankful that the governor recognizes this growing problem, and I look forward to continuing to work toward repairing our infrastructure and bringing good-paying jobs and businesses back to Muskegon.”
Category F grants provide funding for projects that include improving access to the state all-season system or improving safety and all-season capabilities on routes having high commercial traffic. Eligible road agencies include county road commissions, cities and villages. More information about the program is available online at www.Michigan.gov/TEDF.