Gaylord Awarded $1.4 Million for Water, Sewer Infrastructure Upgrades

More than a million dollars in grant money will help improve infrastructure in Gaylord.

The city of Gaylord was one of 11 cities in the state to receive funding from the community development block grant program.

Gaylord was awarded about $1.4 million, which will be used to repair some infrastructure that has taken a beating from years of brutal winter weather.

The money will be a part of a multi-million dollar project to replace aging water and sewer lines in the city.

They will also add additional storm drains in some areas.

The design phase is already complete and the city is excited to take care of what was a growing issue.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to be able to utilize the funding. The city will be putting 500 thousand dollars into the project as well, from reserve accounts from our water department as well as our municipal street funds,” City Manger Joe Duff, said.

Duff says the city will likely put the project up for bid this winter. The goal is to begin construction this spring.