MDOT Approves $4M Loan to Help Repair Upper Peninsula Roads

The Michigan Department of Transportation has approved a $4 million loan to help with road repairs following the devastating flooding in the Upper Peninsula.

Heavy rainfall last month caused disastrous flooding in parts of the western U.P., prompting Governor Rick Snyder to declare a state of disaster in Houghton, Menominee and Gogebic counties.

The flooding damaged numerous roads and homes, and even led to the death of a 12-year-old boy.

Now MDOT is stepping in to help with some of the needed repairs.

The state infrastructure bank loan will be paid to the Houghton County Road Commission over a five-year, no-interest term.

It’s expected to be repaid through funding from FEMA.