Officials pick where $115 million for roads goes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials have announced how $115 million of extra funding for shovel-ready road and bridge projects across the state will be spent.

About 125 "priority" state and local construction projects were listed Wednesday on Michigan's website. The additional funding was set aside by legislators when they approved a mid-year budget bill in March.

The state Transportation Department chose state projects, while lawmakers selected local ones in consultation with county road agencies.

It's the second time this fiscal year $115 million extra was allocated for road projects.

Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger says about $40 million is going to districts represented by Democrats. House Democrats' spokeswoman Katie Carey says that's an improvement from the first go-around, but spending is still lopsided to majority Republicans' districts.


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