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Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Project in Calhoun County Starting This Week


August 15, 2022



Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Project in Calhoun County Starting This Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that the next phase work will begin this week on the Rebuilding Michigan project on I-69 in Calhoun County. Based on economic modeling, this investment will support nearly 2,667 jobs.  

“Across Michigan, we are moving dirt and fixing the damn roads to save drivers time and money. This investment in Calhoun County will support nearly 2,667 jobs and help Michiganders get to work, run errands, and explore our beautiful state safely,” said Governor Whitmer. “Since I took office through the end of 2022, we will have invested 70% more in our roads than the previous four years to fix over 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, supporting nearly 89,000 jobs. Both my Rebuilding Michigan Plan and the bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan are helping us build safe, reliable infrastructure that makes a difference for families and small business across the state. I’m proud of what we have accomplished, so let’s roll up our sleeves and keep getting things done." 

Next Phase of Work on Rebuilding Michigan Project on I-69 in Calhoun County  

As part of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) ongoing $210 million investment to rebuild I-69 between Island Highway in Charlotte, Eaton County, and I-94 in Marshall, Calhoun County, there will be intermittent closures of I-94 to set the beams for the new 15 Mile Road bridge over I-94 near Marshall. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to support nearly 2,667 jobs.

Funding for this project is made possible by Governor Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure.

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Start date:

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022

Estimated end date:

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022

Traffic restrictions:

Eastbound I-94 will be closed intermittently between 11 p.m. Aug. 16 and 6 a.m. Aug. 17, followed by westbound I-94 from 11 p.m. Aug. 17 to 6 a.m. Aug. 18. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.

Safety benefit:

These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of I-69, which is a significant local and national trade corridor.

Rebuilding Michigan Project Profile picture - more information can be found on MDOT's website

Rebuilding Michigan’s Roads and Bridges 

Since taking office through the end of 2022, Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist will have fixed, repaired, or replaced more than 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, supporting more than 89,000 jobs without raising taxes by a dime. These and future repairs are made possible by the Rebuilding Michigan plan, a five-year, $3.5 billion investment in our highways and bridges, 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 infrastructure ensure that future Michiganders will have safer roads and bridges to run errands, travel, and strengthen the economy. 

Learn more about the Whitmer-Gilchrist Administration’s historic infrastructure investments by clicking on the following link: Infrastructure Accomplishments

Infrastructure Investments in the FY 2023 Budget

Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist’s fourth balanced and bipartisan budget expands on the investments in the bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan signed in April by speeding up replacement of lead service lines, reducing traffic congestion at local rail crossings, improving state fish hatcheries, and funding long-overdue maintenance projects at state facilities. Additionally, the budget will make critical improvements to Selfridge Air Force Base in Macomb County, invest in Innovate Mound, a transformative project to rebuild Mound Road, one of the most important corridors in Southeast Michigan, and modernize Michigan’s armories, shoring up our military readiness and supporting local construction jobs.