Community Press Release – Office of Governor Whitmer

Fixing the Damn Roads

State of Michigan – February 25, 2022

Dear Michigander,

Since my first day as governor, it has been my mission to fix the damn roads in Michigan. Since January 1, 2019, my administration has repaired, replaced, or rebuilt over 13,000 lane miles of road – enough to drive from the Indiana border to the mighty Mackinac bridge 40 times. We have made tremendous progress and we still have so much more to do. 

Interactive MDOT Map for Rebuilding MI Plan
MDOT Interactive Progress Map for Rebuilding MI Plan, Photo provided by Office of Gov. Whitmer, State of Michigan

(Click HERE to access the MDOT Interactive Progress Map)

My budget proposal for fiscal year 2023 will make the biggest state infrastructure investment in Michigan history. It will build on the work we’ve done to fix our roads and bridges with the right mix and materials, help Michiganders stay safe on the roads, and create jobs that pay prevailing wage along the way. Here are some of the ways we plan to make that happen: 

  • Invest $6.3 billion to fix state and local roads, bridges, airports, transit, and rail programs with the right mix of materials, supporting tens of thousands of good-paying jobs along the way
  • Install generators at water pumping stations to keep roads and highways clear during storms 
  • Invest $150 million in a one-time fund for critical roads and bridges projects 
  • And more!

We have a huge opportunity to make our roads and bridges stronger and safer for commuters, travelers, and families. Let’s work together to invest in important projects across the state and uplift local economies


Governor Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer
Governor of Michigan

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