(The Center Square) – The Michigan Department of Transportation has launched road repair projects in eight counties, with funding coming from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Rebuilding Michigan program.
According to various estimates, approximately 11,644 jobs will be supported by these multi-million dollar investments.
Projects include rebuilding the I-69 and 1-94 ramps in Calhoun County, the northbound US-127 off-ramp in Ingham County, sealing the eastbound I-94 ramp to at Elm Road in Jackson County, M-34 resurfacing in Lenawee County, US-10 resurfacing in Mason County, I-696 ramp reconstruction in Oakland County , I-196 and US-31 replacement work in Van Buren County, and reconstruction of the northbound I-275 ramp in Wayne County.
Construction of Calhoun County’s southbound I-69 collector-distributor ramp to I-94 began September 13 and is expected to be completed October 2. The investment is expected to support 2,541 jobs in the Marshall region. The project is part of a larger three-year, $210 million plan to rebuild I-69 between Island Highway and I-94.
In Ingham County, maintenance began Sept. 11 on the northbound US-127 exit ramp to Kipp Road. The work is expected to end on October 3. The investment will support approximately 750 jobs in the Mason area. The project is part of the multi-year US-127 Bridge Resurfacing and Repair Project.
“Repairing the US-127 northbound off-ramp is just one example of how we are investing in Michigan’s roads and infrastructure,” said Senator Sarah Anthony, D-Lansing. “Whether you’re heading to work, driving your child to school, or trying to run errands, projects like this will ensure that all Michiganders heading to and through Ingham County can do so safely. safely and quickly.”
Jackson County began sealing the eastbound I-94 off-ramp to Elm Road on September 11. The project is part of a larger $120 million investment in the reconstruction and widening of I-94 through Airport Road. The project is expected to support 1,452 jobs in the Jackson, Michigan area. Sealing is expected to be completed by September 14.
In Oakland County, the northbound Orchard Lake ramp to the eastbound I-696 ramp was closed. The $275 million project includes repairs to several ramps, storm sewer work and rebuilding the road from the ground up. The total investment is expected to support 3,500 jobs in Farmington Hills.
The northbound I-275 ramps in Wayne County were closed on September 11 as part of the Revive275 project, with an estimated investment of $270 million for 3,267 jobs.