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PHOTOS: Lt. Governor Gilchrist Visits and Inspects M-33 Road Bridge in Macomb County


March 17, 2022 



PHOTOS: Lt. Governor Gilchrist Visits and Inspects M-33 Road Bridge in Macomb County 


LANSING, Mich. - Lt. GovernorGarlin Gilchrist today visited the 33 Mile Road Bridge in Macomb County to discuss how the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridge bundling project is working to repair local bridges. The pilot program will streamline the repair of 19 bridge repair projects across Michigan, including 33 Mile Road and 31 Mile Road bridges near North Avenue in Macomb County. 


"Governor Whitmer and I have made transformational investments in our infrastructure to fix crumbling roads and bridges like the one I visited in Armada today," said Lt. Governor Gilchrist. "Through these investments, we are creating jobs, saving drivers money, and helping Michiganders in every community and every corner of our state travel to their jobs, healthcare, and more. We will keep our foot on the gas to invest in infrastructure in Macomb County and throughout Michigan."


"Due to the efforts of our team at the Department of Roads, we have secured funding for three critical structures in Macomb County," said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel. "We recognize that there are many more infrastructure needs across the county and state we will continue to fight for the funding to help fix our roads and bridges."


"Between state and county investments this year, Macomb County will see significant work that will strengthen and enhance our infrastructure and transportation network," said Macomb County Department of Roads Director Bryan Santo. "We are committed to improving Macomb County's road and bridge system while delivering the greatest value to residents, drivers and our community."


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Governor Whitmer worked with the legislature to invest $196 million in federal funding in a Fiscal Year 2021 supplemental for the next phase of the bridge bundling program. With this funding, the state can rebuild another 50 bridges or more, addressing bridges critical to regional mobility and safety.  


Today's bridge bundling project builds on the governor's other infrastructure improvements in Macomb County. Last week, Governor Whitmer announced work will resume on her two-year project to rebuild 4.5 miles of M-59 from Romeo Plank Road to I-94, supporting 800 jobs. The funding for this $63 million dollar project, which is expected to be completed by late 2022, is made possible by Governor Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan plan.  

Lt Governor at Macomb Bridge

Lt Governor at Macomb Bridge

Lt Governor and group pose at Macomb Bridge


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