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Gilchrist Tours Rebuilding Michigan Project in Lansing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 24, 2022

Contact: press@michigan.gov

PHOTOS: Lt. Governor Gilchrist Tours Rebuilding Michigan Project in Lansing

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II inspected the progress made on the I-69 Rebuilding Michigan Project in Lansing. This project is one of over 20 Rebuilding Michigan projects that invest a historic $3.5 Billion into Michigan’s Infrastructure – without raising taxes.

“I wanted to come visit the I-69 revitalization project in Clinton County to see how our administration’s investments in infrastructure are making a difference. We are investing approximately $65 million to rebuild I-69 from I-96 to Airport Road, reconstruct the interchanges at Francis and Airport roads, and perform preventative maintenance on 13 bridges,” said Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II. “Throughout Michigan, we are rebuilding roads and bridges using the right mix of materials to ensure that our roads are safe, create good-paying jobs, and support local economies and small businesses. Through the end of this year, we will have fixed over 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, directly supporting nearly 89,000 jobs.”

Project Profile: I-69 in Clinton and Eaton Counties

The I-69 revitalization project in Clinton County invests $73 million to rebuild I-69 from I-96 to Airport Road, reconstruct the interchanges at Francis and Airport roads and perform preventative maintenance on 13 bridges. This investment supports 927 jobs and revitalizes an important route for commuter, commercial, and tourism traffic.

 Project Profile: I-69 in Clinton and Eaton Counties

Historic Infrastructure Investments

Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist have already fixed over 13,000 lane miles of road and 903 bridges, supporting nearly 82,000 jobs. These and future repairs are made possible by two historic investments, the Rebuilding Michigan plan, a 5-year, $3.5 billion investment in our highways and bridges without an increase at the pump, and the bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan, the largest one-time investment in Michigan’s infrastructure in state history. These strategic investments in Michigan's critical infrastructure ensures future Michiganders will have safe roadways and bridges to run errands, travel, and build a stronger economy.  

Learn more about the Whitmer – Gilchrist Administrations historic infrastructure investments here.  

Lt. Gov shakes hands with an MDOT employee

Lt. Gov talks with the road crew during a visit to see road repairs

Lt. Gov talks with a member of the road crew as they look at a semi truck of road repair supplies

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