Fixing the Damn Roads
State of Michigan – February 25, 2022
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.
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 of Michigan