Senator Stabenow Announces Over $97 Million in Federal Funds to Make Much-Needed Upgrades to Mound RoadTuesday, June 05, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced over $97 million in federal funding to make critical upgrades to Mound Road, an 18-mile corridor that is vital to the economy and the defense sector in Southeast Michigan. In total, $217 million is needed to rehabilitate Mound Road.
“Repairing Mound Road is not only critical to public safety but is also vital for commerce and Southeast Michigan’s defense corridor,” said Senator Stabenow. “I have worked closely with Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and local officials to urge Secretary Chao to provide the funding that is needed to repair this road. Our efforts demonstrate, once again, that when we work together, we can get things done for Michigan families.”
“This grant award is significant for two reasons. First, it provides us with the needed funding to invest in our region's number one need: fixing our infrastructure," said County Executive Mark A. Hackel. "It also strengthens Macomb County's position as a leader in mobility. Special thanks to our federal legislators, especially Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressmen Mitchell and Levin, for their bipartisan support of this project."
The Mound Road corridor is home to many major employers and over 81,000 jobs in the manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and defense sectors. Mound Road recently marked 30 years in service, surpassing the average roadway life expectancy of 25 years. Macomb County is currently spending $3-4 million every year on maintenance and repairs.
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