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Local Agency Program

2nd Street Bridge over Kalamazoo River in Allegan County
Department of Transportation

Local Agency Program

The Local Agency Programs (LAP) Unit administers the local allocation of federal and state aid programs (Urban, Rural, Bridge, Enhancement, Economic Development, and Special Appropriations). This unit is responsible for the development of statewide processes for the implementation of all required state and federal regulations as it relates to local agencies. 


FY 2023 Project Planning Guide
FY 2022 Project Planning Guide
Requesting a ProjectWise Folder

Federal Fund Buyout Guidance
Form 2926
Call for Exchanges
Federal Aid Buyout Program Guidelines
Federal Aid Buyout Received Exchange Requests
FY 2023 Federal Aid Buyout - Approved Exchanges

Keith Cooper, P.E., Supervisor, 517-331-1395

Monica Uribe, P.E., Project Development Engineer, 517-335-4522 

Bridge Area Staff Engineer Contact Information
Regional Bridge Councils Contact Information 
Local Bridge Advisory Board Contact Information

General Program Instructions

Instructions for Preparing to Bid Federal Aid Projects Through MDOT
Instructions for Construction of Federally Funded Local Agency projects by Non-Competitive Bid Contract (Force Account)

Local Bridge Program Public Meeting Announcements

Public Notice of Local Bridge Advisory Board Meeting October 27, 2022
Public Notice of Bay Region Bridge Council Meeting for October 3, 2022
Public Notice of Grand Region Bridge Council Meeting for October 10, 2022
Public Notice of Metro Region Bridge Council Meeting for September 28, 2022
Public Notice of North Region Bridge Council Meeting for September 22, 2022
Public Notice of Southwest Region Bridge Council Meeting for October 5, 2022
Public Notice of Superior Region Bridge Council Meeting for September 23, 2022
Public Notice of University Region Bridge Council Meeting for October 12, 2022

Call for Projects

FY 2025 Local Bridge Applications Received
FY 2022 LAP Bridge Scoping Estimate Key
FY 2021 Selected Projects for FY 2024
FY 2022 LAP Bridge Scoping Cost Estimate Worksheet
FY 2025 Local Bridge Program Call For Applications - Due April 2022
FY 2025 Local Bridge Program - Call for Applications Submission Sheet

Secondary Route Bridge Design Plan Guides

Final Report Part 1
Final Report Part 2
Final Report Part 3
Secondary Route Bridge Design Plan Guides
MDOT Microstation Workspace Instructions

Asset Management

Asset Management Guide for Local Agency Bridges in Michigan
Asset Management Bridge Inventory Data and Maintenance Plan Spreadsheet

Additional Information

Local Bridge Program

Overhead view of asphalt paving.

LAP Construction

MDOT’s Local Agency Program assists local agencies with preserving state and federal aid in a fair and consistent manner and serves as an information resource.

Local Agency Program Construction