Officials pick where $115M for roads goes

M-104 in Northwest Ottawa County gets picked for $1.3 million repaving project.
AP Wire
Jul 3, 2014


Michigan officials have announced how $115 million of extra funding for shovel-ready road and bridge projects across the state will be spent.

About 125 "priority" state and local construction projects were listed Wednesday on Michigan's website. The additional funding was set aside by legislators when they approved a mid-year budget bill in March.

The state Transportation Department chose state projects, while lawmakers selected local ones in consultation with county road agencies.

State Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, said $1.33 million will be used for repaving M-104 from Lake Avenue in Spring Lake to 124th Avenue in Crockery Township.

It's the second time this fiscal year that $115 million extra was allocated for road projects.

Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger said about $40 million is going to districts represented by Democrats. House Democrats' spokeswoman Katie Carey said that's an improvement from the first go-around, but spending is still lopsided to majority Republicans' districts.


Just a Thought

Nice. I looked at the list, twice, coulda missed it, I am blonde after all, but Really?! They're going to repave M104, which isn't even in disrepair, but they aren't going to fix the "Michigan Turn" at US31 and James St in Holland?! This world we live in is such a joke on so many levels.


All I can say is WOW!!!!


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