Meekhof: $1.5 million approved to fix local roads in West Michigan

LANSING—State Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, announced two new road projects in West Michigan totaling $1.53 million.  This funding comes as part of the Priority Road Investment Program that was passed earlier this year by the Legislature.  

“I’m happy to see our community receive these funds to help repair our vital roadways,” said Meekhof. “These extra dollars will benefit our district’s transportation needs immediately while we try to find a long-term fix for Michigan’s crumbling roadways.”

Infrastructure improvements within the 30th District include $1.33 million allocated to make improvements to M-104 between Lake Avenue to the east and 124th Avenue to the west and $200,000 for repairs to Ottawa Beach Road between 106th Avenue to the east and 144th Avenue to the west.

The total statewide amount allocated for the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Priority Road Investment Program is $114,942,610.   This amount is part of more than $700 million extra general fund dollars allocated to fix Michigan roads.