Zorn applauds MDOT grant for road work in Tecumseh

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn announced that the city of Tecumseh will receive a $369,234 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation for work on South Evans Street.

“This transportation economic development grant will help improve safety and the economy in Tecumseh and all of Lenawee County,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “By enhancing and maintaining our roads and bridges, we can better ensure the safety of Michigan drivers and their passengers while supporting local businesses and attracting new job providers to Michigan.”

The Transportation Economic Development Fund Category F grant was awarded to Tecumseh to resurface South Evans Street between Russell Road and West Chicago Boulevard. The project also includes making curb and gutter repairs, improving drainage, and constructing sidewalk ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

South Evans Street is part of an important north-south commercial route connecting Tecumseh to the city of Adrian to the south and the village of Clinton to the north. The roadway also provides access to Tecumseh’s industrial park on the south side and M-50 and US-12 to the north.

The $461,543 project will receive $369,234 from the state and $92,309 in matching funds from the city of Tecumseh.

“These competitive grants are dedicated to preserving and expanding all-season road networks within the urban areas of rural counties,” Zorn said. “The project received one of 10 grants statewide 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.”