Marleau announces $5 million in road repair projects

LANSING—State Sen. Jim Marleau announced Thursday that $5 million in grants from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will fund road repair projects in Oakland County.

A grant of $3 million will be used to repair M-59 from Elizabeth Lake Road to State Street, a grant of $1.2 million will be used to repair Walnut Lake Road from Halsted to Franklin and an $800,000 grant will fix Orion Road from Oakland Township to Rochester Hills.

“This funding is welcome news to businesses and residents in the area,” said Marleau, R-Lake Orion. “A solid, working infrastructure is crucial to a growing economy. I can’t wait to see these projects get underway.”

MDOT officials and legislators from across Michigan announced a series of road repair projects at locations across the state on Thursday, Marleau said.

“Three years of sound budget decisions and living within our means has made it possible to direct existing resources toward our roads,” said Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe. “There is still much more work to be done to address all of our infrastructure needs in Michigan, but this is an important part of that process.”