Gov. Whitmer announces transportation economic development grant that will improve Lake Lansing Road in Ingham County

Contact: Michael Leon, TEDF Program Manager, Office of Economic Development, 517-241-2568
Agency: Transportation

January 23, 2020 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding a state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category F grant of $375,000 to the Ingham County Road Department (ICRD) to improve Lake Lansing Road from Wood Street to West Road.

"Fixing Michigan's roads will help us keep families safe, attract businesses, and grow our economy," said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. "I'm proud that we're rolling up our sleeves and getting to work in Ingham County, and I will continue working hard to ensure every Michigander can drive to work and drop their kids at school safely, without blowing a tire or cracking a windshield."

Lake Lansing Road is an all-season, high-volume commercial route in Lansing Township. The road provides access to US-127, I-69, and I-96 and serves many commercial and industrial businesses in the northwest part of Ingham County. Heavy commercial and industrial use has deteriorated the road. To preserve the road's all-season capability, ICRD will resurface Lake Lansing Road from Wood Street to West Road. Work includes milling and overlaying the asphalt portion between Wood Street and Preyde Boulevard and full-depth concrete and joint repairs between Preyde Boulevard and West Road.

The total cost of construction is $1,578,179, including $375,000 in Category F funds and $1,203,179 from ICRD.

Enacted in 1987 and reauthorized in 1993, the TEDF helps finance highway, road and street projects that are critical to the movement of people and products, and getting workers to their jobs, materials to growers and manufacturers, and finished goods to consumers. TEDF "Category F" or "Urban Areas in Rural Counties" grants provide state funding for public roadway improvements that create system continuity with the secondary all-season road system.

Category F grants provide funding for projects that include improving access to the state all-season system or improving safety and all-season capabilities on routes having high commercial traffic. Eligible road agencies include county road commissions, cities and villages. More information about the program is available online at www.Michigan.gov/TEDF.