Senate approves $30 million in transportation stimulus funding for Jackson County
LANSING – The Senate today approved legislation that outlines spending guidelines for Michigan’s share of the federal transportation stimulus dollars, providing $30 million for a road project in Jackson County, said Sen. Randy Richardville, who voted for the measure.
“Many roadways across Michigan are in need of major repairs,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “The federal stimulus dollars will help fund some of the necessary reconstruction projects, create jobs and improve road conditions for area residents.”
The funds will be used to reconstruct part of I-94 between Sargent Road and the Washtenaw County line.
Michigan was awarded $847 million in federal stimulus dollars for state and local transportation projects across the state over the next two years through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
House Bill 4582 will now return to the state House for final approval and will then advance to the governor for her signature.
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009
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