Kowall announces $1 million grant for Lyon Township road construction

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall announced on Tuesday that the Office of Economic Development has awarded a $1 million grant to the Road Commission for Oakland County to modify an intersection in Lyon Township.

The Transportation Economic Development Fund Category A grant is part of a $1,675,000 project that will enable the future addition of a traffic signal at the intersection of South Hill Road and Grand River Avenue; reconfigure the intersection to include dedicated left, right and through lanes in all four quadrants; and add a deceleration lane and an acceleration lane to Grand River Avenue in front of the Cosma Body Assembly of Michigan (CBAM) facility.

“CBAM is an integral part of our business community and part of one of the world’s largest automotive parts manufacturers,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “By the time this current expansion project is completed, the company will have invested $59 million and will have hired 250 new employees.

“This growth and investment mean much heavier traffic in the area, and these modifications at South Hill Road and Grand River Avenue are necessary for employee and freight traffic to access the CBAM facility.”

CBAM makes structural underbody systems for major automotive original equipment manufacturers. The company recently constructed a manufacturing facility at the intersection of Grand River and South Hill Road and is already planning an expansion at this site to service new business. These improvements will accommodate the expected growth in traffic due to CBAM’s expansion.

The Transportation Economic Development Fund is part of the Office of Economic Development, which administers the fund and coordinates extensively with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local road agencies to provide necessary infrastructure improvements across the state.

For more information about the Transportation Economic Development Fund, visit www.michigan.gov/tedf.