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Governor Whitmer Awards Grants to Fix the Damn Roads in 9 Communities Across the State

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December 15, 2021 


Governor Whitmer Awards Grants to Fix the Damn Roads in 9 Communities Across the State 

LANSING, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding nine state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category F grants to cities and road commissions to help rebuild local roads across Michigan.            

"From day one, I've been laser-focused on fixing the damn roads and bridges," said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. "Today, I'm proud to announce nine local transportation economic development grants that will help rebuild important corridors in these communities. Road projects like these connect workers to jobs and provide important links for our communities. Since I took office, we have invested nearly $4.75 billion to repair, replace, or rehabilitate nearly 13,200 lane miles of road and 903 bridges, and we must do more. I will work with anyone to get the job done."    

Grantees include the cities of Marysville, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, Zeeland, Kingsford, and Three Rivers, and the Mason County Road Commission, the Grand Traverse County Road Commission, and the Washtenaw County Road Commission. More information regarding the awarded projects is available at the Category F section of TEDF website.  


Project Route/Street Name 

Category F Award 

Match Amount 

Total Cost 



Cuttle Road  






Roberts Street  





Benton Harbor 

Paw Paw Avenue 






Main Avenue 






East Breitung Avenue 





Pere Marquette (Mason) 

Jebavy Drive 





East Bay (Grand Traverse) 

Three Mile Road 





Three Rivers 

Broadway Street 





Pittsfield (Washtenaw) 

Carpenter Road 












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?