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Governor Whitmer Announces Funding to Fix Local Roads in Villages and Small Cities Across the State


March 28, 2024


Governor Whitmer Announces Funding to Fix Local Roads in Villages and Small Cities Across the State


LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced 17 villages and cities across the state with populations less than 10,000 will receive road funding grants totaling $3.1 million, awarded through the Community Service Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) Category B program. 


"These grants will help communities across Michigan fix local roads faster to save drivers time and money," said Governor Whitmer. "Since I took office, Michigan has fixed 20,000 lane miles of road and 1,400 bridges while supporting over 100,000 jobs, and today’s funding will add to that total.Let’s keep working together to fix the damn roads so people can go to work, drop their kids off at school, and run errands without blowing a tire or cracking an axle. Let’s get this done to make a real difference in people’s lives."


Established by the state Legislature in 2018, the CSIF is administered by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and serves as a stop-gap program to help fund road projects in small communities. Successful projects were selected, in part, because they are paired with planned infrastructure work, coordinated with other road agencies, focused on extending the useful life of the road, and had limited funding sources for road improvements.


Grant awards range from $97,000 to $250,000 for road resurfacing, culvert replacement, pavement crack sealing, and other preservative measures. More details about the 2024 approved project grants and information about the CSIF Category B program are available online.


"I am pleased to see these grants being allocated to communities in Eaton and Ingham County to help fix local roads, a critical need in Mid-Michigan," said state Senator Sarah Anthony D-Lansing). "Enhancing state infrastructure not only promotes public safety but also plays a vital role in creating strong neighborhoods and stimulating economic development across our state. This could not have been done without the collective efforts of Gov. Whitmer and my colleagues in the Legislature, and I look forward to paving the way for more crucial investments in infrastructure in the upcoming budget cycle.”


“From Stevensville to South Haven, the Lakeshore is benefitting greatly from this critical road funding, and I’m grateful to Gov. Whitmer and MDOT for recognizing the needs of our small-town roads,” said state Representative Joey Andrews (D-St. Joseph). “Especially for towns that rely on tourism to sustain their economy, having local roads in good condition is important to attract visitors, while permanent residents also benefit. This is a win-win for our communities.”


“It’s essential that we make infrastructure investments in our communities and spare Michigan drivers the persistent headache and expenses our mangled roads cause. We’ve endured potholes and crumbling streets long enough. These grants will help tackle our local road infrastructure problems, directly addressing the roads we drive every day to work and school. Michigan’s roads must be safer and more reliable — these grants are thankfully driving us in that direction,” said state Representative Angela Witwer (Delta Township).


“These grant awards show the governor’s commitment to fixing not just the interstate highways but also the local roads that my constituents use every day to take their kids to after-school activities or driving downtown to their favorite restaurant,” said state Representative Reggie Miller (D-Van Buren Township). “The city of Milan, and others like it around the state, will be better places to live because of this assistance in maintaining our local roads.”


“I’m excited to see that the path is being paved for a better Michigan. These grants will help workers and families safely navigate their daily lives, from the drives to school, the park or grocery stores. In a way, we’re not just fixing the roads, we’re building stronger connections within our communities,” said state Representative Julie Brixie (D-Meridian Township).






Grant Amount


City of Fennville

East First Street and Park Street



Village of Stevensville

Demorrow Road



Village of Stevensville

Berrien Street, Lawrence Street, Kimmel Street, Park Street, and Mill Street



City of St. Joseph

Saint Joseph Drive and Midway Avenue



City of Charlotte

Walnut Street



City of Linden

West Rolston Road



City of Grand Blanc

Belsay Road



City of Leslie

West Race Street



City of Leslie

West Race Street



City of Portland

Hill Street



Village of Clifford

Main Street



City of Milford

West Huron Street and East Washington



Village of Birch Run

Maple Street


St. Clair

City of Yale

Mechanic Street


Van Buren

City of South Haven




City of Milan

Ann Marie Drive and Michigan Avenue



City of Rockwood

Olmstead Road




Enacted in 1987 and reauthorized in 1993, the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) helps finance highway, road and street projects that are critical to the movement of people and products, and for getting workers to their jobs, materials to growers and manufacturers, and finished goods to consumers. TEDF "Category B," or the "Community Service Infrastructure Fund," grants are allocated for road improvements in cities and villages with a population of 10,000 or fewer. More details about the individual grants and information on the upcoming FY 2025 program, opening early April, are available online at TEDF Category B - Villages and Small Cities (