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Gov. Whitmer Announces Nine New Road Projects, Four in Northern Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced nine major road projects that should be starting the week of July 11 on Monday.

Out of the nine projects that are happening, four of them are in northern Michigan. These projects are happening in Mackinac, Cheboygan, Manistee and Mecosta Counties. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be handling these projects, which includes the US-2 Rebuilding Michigan project, the US-31/M-22 roundabout project in Manistee County and rebuilding US-131 in Mecosta County.

“Across Michigan, we are fixing the damn roads to save drivers time and money. These investments in Berrien, Cheboygan, Lenawee, Mackinac, Manistee, Mecosta, Montcalm, Oakland, and Wayne counties will support 7,838 jobs, and help Michiganders go to work, run errands, and explore our beautiful state safely,” said Governor Whitmer.

MDOT is investing $7.9 to resurface around 10 miles of US-2 from the cut River to Worth Road and from Wildwood Lane to Brevort Lake Road. The Rebuilding Michigan Program is also covering $2 million for the 2.5 mile segment of this project from Cut River to Worth Road.

Cheboygan County will have a $52 million investment that allows MDOT to rebuild 9 miles of I-75 from Levering Road to US-31 in Cheboygan County. This will be about a two-year long project with the southern half of the project happening in 2023 and the northern half scheduled for 2024.

MDOT and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians are investing $1.5 million to build a new roundabout at the US-31/M-22 project.

MDOT will be investing $6.6 million to rebuild about 6.5 miles of US-131 from 13 Mile road just north of 19 Mile Road.

The other five counties having major road projects include Berrien, Lenawee, Montcalm, Oakland and Wayne Counties.