Gilchrist Tours rebuilds Michigan project in Lansing

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May 24, 2022

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PHOTOS: Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist To visits Michigan Reconstruction Project in Lansing

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Lieutenanyou Governor Garlin Gilchrist II inspected progress on I-69 Rebuild Michigan Project in Lansing. This project is one of more than 20 Michigan reconstruction projects that are investing a historic $3.5 billion in Michigan’s infrastructure, without raising taxes.

“I wanted to come visit the I-69 Revitalization Project in Clinton County to see how our administration’s investments in infrastructure are making a difference. We are investing approximately $65 million to rebuild I-69 from I-96 to Airport Road, rebuild the Francis and Airport Road interchanges, and perform preventative maintenance on 13 bridges,” mentioned Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II. “Across Michigan, we are rebuilding roads and bridges using the right mix of materials to keep our roads safe, create well-paying jobs, and support local economies and small businesses. By the end of this year, we will have repaired more than 16,000 miles of roads and 1,200 bridges, directly supporting nearly 89,000 jobs.

Project Profile: I-69 in Clinton and Eaton Counties

The Clinton County I-69 Revitalization Project is investing $73 million to rebuild I-69 from I-96 to Airport Road, rebuild the Francis and Airport Road interchanges, and perform maintenance preventive of 13 bridges. This investment supports 927 jobs and revitalizes an important road for commuter, commercial and tourist traffic.

Project Profile: I-69 in Clinton and Eaton Counties

Historical Infrastructure Investments

Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist have already repaired more than 13,000 miles of roads and 903 bridges, supporting nearly 82,000 jobs. These repairs and those to come are made possible thanks to two historic investments, the Rebuild Michigan plan, a $3.5 billion investment over 5 years in our highways and bridges with no increase at the pump, and the bipartisan Michigan building plan together, the largest one-time infrastructure investment in Michigan in state history. These strategic investments in Michigan’s critical infrastructure ensure that future Michiganians will have safe roads and bridges to shop, travel and build a stronger economy.

Learn more about Whitmer’s historic infrastructure investments – Gilchrist Administrations here.

The Lieutenant Governor shakes hands with an MDOT employee

Lt. Governor talks to road crew during visit to view road repairs

The Lieutenant Governor talks to a member of the highway crew as they watch a tractor-trailer of highway repair supplies

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