Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2021
PHOTOS: Lt. Governor Gilchrist Visits and Inspects Dietz Road Bridge near Williamston
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist traveled to the Dietz Road bridge over the Red Cedar River near Williamston to discuss the governor's Rebuilding Michigan plan, which would allow MDOT to administer $300 million to fix 120 local bridges in serious or critical condition.
"As we build our way out of the pandemic, we have an opportunity to invest in our communities by rebuilding Michigan's infrastructure and creating countless good-paying jobs in the process," said Lt. Governor Gilchrist. "We know that families need safe roads to drive on and small businesses need reliable roads to efficiently distribute goods. That's why we've put forward a proposal to rebuild or fix 120 bridges that are in serious or critical condition across Michigan. Our plan will keep our families, economy, and communities moving forward."
The Dietz Road bridge was built in 1934 and has never been reconstructed. It has an MDOT structure condition rating of serious condition and is currently closed to traffic. The $300 million proposal as part of the governor's Rebuilding Michigan plan would have MDOT fix 120 bridges across the state in serious or critical condition, including the Dietz Road bridge.