Zorn applauds MDOT grant for local road work in Hudson

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn announced that the city of Hudson will receive a $190,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for work on North Maple Grove Avenue.

“Improving our transportation infrastructure is vital to supporting local businesses and attracting new job creators,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “Many small towns simply don’t have the resources to keep up with deteriorating roads, and this new initiative was created last year to help fund road projects in small communities.

“This grant will help Hudson improve road safety in their community as we continue to work on a long-term road-funding solution.”

Hudson is one of 23 villages and cities in Michigan with populations of less than 10,000 awarded grants — ranging from $24,000 to $250,000 for road resurfacing, culvert replacement, pavement crack sealing and shoulder paving — through the new Community Service Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) program.

According to MDOT, successful projects were selected, in part, because they are paired with planned infrastructure work, coordinated with other road agencies, focused on extending the useful life of the road, and lacked other funding sources.

The $390,000 project in Hudson will receive $190,000 from the state and $200,000 in local matching funds.

The Transportation Economic Development Fund Category B, or the CSIF, provides up to $3 million in grants per year for road improvements in cities and villages with populations of up to 10,000 people. For more information about the program, visit www.Michigan.gov/TEDF.