Some Michigan county roads to benefit from new federal Infrastructure bill
While $10 billion in Infrastructure Invest and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding for Michigan sounds very large to the casual observer, it’s not as much as you might think.
Michigan’s $10 billion is split over five years. The $2 billion annual IIJA includes about 27% new federal dollars, which will be distributed by formula to the Michigan Department of Transportation, 83 counties and 530 municipalities. This amounts to small annual increases.
And those federal IIJA dollars for county roads come with limitations. IIJA funds may only be used on roads classified as federal aid-eligible, which is around 30% of a county’s road network.
While the additional federal aid is much appreciated, Michigan needs to begin planning immediately for the next step of state dollars to restore all of its roads and bridges.
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