Zorn applauds MDOT grant for road work in Lenawee County

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn announced on Thursday that the Lenawee County Road Commission will receive a $375,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation for work on Tecumseh-Clinton Highway.

“This transportation economic development grant will help improve safety and the economy in Lenawee County,” 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.”

The Transportation Economic Development Fund Category F grant was awarded to the Lenawee County Road Commission to resurface 2.5 miles of Tecumseh-Clinton Highway in Clinton Township from the city of Tecumseh to the village of Clinton. The project includes drainage improvements, upgraded shoulders and pavement repairs.

Tecumseh-Clinton Highway provides an all-season route between M-50 and US-12, and is an important north-south commercial corridor between the two communities. The repairs will extend the life of the roadway and maintain its all-season status.

The $798,000 project will receive $375,000 from the state and $423,000 in matching funds from the road commission.

The Lenawee County project received one of nine grants that will use $3.1 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.