MDOT Unveils $1.7 Billion Project To Improve Road, Bridges

Most know Michigan only has two seasons.

Winter and road construction.

Now that the snow is mostly gone, the Michigan Department of Transportation is preparing for what they do best, by hosting public meetings to discuss upcoming projects.

They unveiled a 72-page plan in Sault Ste. Marie Thursday afternoon at the International Bridge Authority building.

It’s a $1.7 billion project to improve Michigan roads and bridges.

One part of an even bigger plan to get to the areas that need repairs or replacement the most.

“We have more projects that we can get done with the money we have available…so there are shelf projects that can wait until funding becomes available,” Dan Weingarten, MDOT said.

Dan Weingarten reminds drivers to slow down, watch out for workers and obey traffic laws in construction zones.