Sen. Zorn announces MDOT grant for road work in Milan

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn announced on Thursday that the city of Milan will receive a $375,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation for work on Redman Road.

“I applaud Milan for earning this transportation economic development grant, because it will help improve safety and the local economy,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “The most important reason for enhancing and maintaining our roads and bridges is ensuring the safety of drivers and their passengers. However, quality transportation infrastructure is also vital to supporting local businesses and attracting new job providers to Michigan.”

Milan Mayor Michael Armitage said, “I am thrilled that the city of Milan was selected to receive this grant to improve Redman Road. This will allow us to complete much needed improvements to this well-traveled road in our city.”

The Transportation Economic Development Fund Category F grant was awarded to Milan to reconstruct a half-mile of Redman Road from Platt Road to Wabash Road, along with new curb and gutter and drainage improvements.

The $857,781 project will receive $375,000 from the state and $482,781 in matching funds from the city.

The Milan project received one of eight grants that will use $2.8 million in Category F funds for upgrading roads in urban areas to help keep Michigan open for business year-round.

Category F grants are competitive grants intended to preserve and/or expand all-season road networks within the urban areas of rural counties. Eligible applicants for the grants are county, city and village road agencies within counties with populations of 400,000 or less.