Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II provided an update on ongoing infrastructure construction projects as the administration makes the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history.
Lt. Governor Gilchrist inspected progress made on the Rebuilding Michigan project at the I-69 and I-475 interchange in Flint. This project is one of over 20 Rebuilding Michigan projects that invest a historic $3.5 Billion into Michigan’s Infrastructure – without raising taxes.
“Both the 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 businesses across the state,” said Lt. Governor Gilchrist. “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. By 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: Southbound I-475 and Westbound I-69 in Genesee County
The southbound I-475 ramp at Court Street and westbound I-69 reconstruction project are a part of the $100 million investment to rebuild over 2 miles of I-69, along with various work at the I-69/I-475 interchange. This project will improve ride quality and safety while supporting a vital commercial route. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to, directly and indirectly, support 1,270 jobs.
Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist will have repaired 16,000 lane miles of road and over 900 bridges by the end of the year, sustaining almost 89,000 jobs without raising taxes. The Rebuilding Michigan plan, a 5-year, $3.5 billion investment in our highways and bridges without raising gas prices, and the bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan, the greatest one-time investment in Michigan’s infrastructure in state history, has made these and future repairs possible.
These strategic investments in Michigan’s critical infrastructure ensure future Michiganders will have safe roadways and bridges to run errands, travel, and build a stronger economy.
Learn more about the Whitmer-Gilchrist Administration’s historic infrastructure investments by clicking on the following link Infrastructure Accomplishments.