U.S. Department of Transportation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. Transportation Secretary Mineta Announces $5.3 Million for Michigan Transportation Projects
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced that newly released funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will help reduce congestion, enhance safety and improve traffic flow at key transportation projects around the state. The Bush administration is providing more than $5.3 million for new interchange construction at Interstate 96 and Latson Road in Howell, replacement of the Trenton Channel Bridge in Wayne County and nine other Michigan transportation projects.
"Investing in Michigan's highways is the best way to get people to their jobs, families to their homes and goods to market," Secretary Mineta said.
Several of the projects will ease congestion on some of the state's most heavily traveled roads. The Bush administration has slated $1.6 million for technology that will provide travelers in the Great Lakes region with information to improve commutes and expedite just-in-time delivery.
Other projects include more than $231,000 for replacement of the Trenton Channel Bridge in Wayne County and more than $675,000 for the reconstruction and widening of Broadway Road on the Chippewa Tribe Isabella Reservation.
"The funding we're announcing today is an investment by President Bush in the transportation infrastructure of Michigan and the region," said FHWA Administrator Mary Peters. "The President understands that these investments are important to our quality of life and to keep our economy moving."
The following table shows the programs and projects funded by these grants.