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PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer Visits U.S. 127 Rebuilding Michigan Project in Clare


May 6, 2021  



PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer Visits U.S. 127 Rebuilding Michigan Project in Clare 


LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer traveled to the US-127 Rebuilding Michigan construction project in Clare to discuss her Rebuilding Michigan plan to rebuild state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The US-127 project is part of a $14 million Rebuilding Michigan investment that would resurface US-127 from the Clare County Line to Hatton Road. She was joined by Congressman John Moolenaar.  


"As we put Michigan back to work, investing in our state's infrastructure under the Rebuilding Michigan plan will create thousands of good-paying jobs and drive the economy forward," said Governor Whitmer. "The Rebuilding Michigan plan is a top priority for my administration because it makes our roads safer for everyone and economy stronger for small businesses without an increase at the gas pump." 


The US-127 project is part of a $14 million Rebuilding Michigan investment that would resurface and improve approximately 9 miles of US-127 from the Clare County Line to Hatton Road and support 178 jobs. This project is expected to be completed in October 2021. 


In January 2020, the State Transportation Commission (STC) authorized MDOT to issue $3.5 billion in bonds over four years to finance infrastructure improvements, under authority granted by the Michigan Constitution and Public Act 51 of 1951. Funding raised through bond sales will finance new projects throughout the state, and frees up funding already dedicated to those project for other projects, expanding the scope of that work or advancing project schedules.