Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced today that an M-25 resurfacing project between Caseville and Port Austin will begin today in Huron County. This investment, according to economic modeling, will support 42 jobs.
MDOT will spend $3.3 million to resurface more than 16 miles of M-25 in Huron County, from Caseville’s northern municipal limits to Larned Road just outside Port Austin. Concrete sidewalks and pavement markings are part of the work. This operation will enhance the driving surface and lengthen the life of the road.
Port Austin Road, (M-25) Traffic Impacted With Lane Closures
During daytime working hours, traffic will be maintained with lane closures and traffic regulators, with all closures removed at the end of each workday.
The project begins today, August 22nd, and is planned to be completed by Saturday, October 29th.
M-25 Resurfacing Project Part of Plan For Rebuilding Michigan’s Roads and Bridges
MDOT will have maintained, repaired, or rebuilt more than 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges by the end of 2022, sustaining more than 89,000 jobs without raising taxes. These and future repairs are made possible by the Rebuilding Michigan plan, a five-year, $3.5 billion investment in Michigan’s highways and bridges, and the Building Michigan Together Plan, the state’s largest one-time investment in infrastructure in state history. These essential infrastructure improvements in Michigan ensure that future Michiganders will have safer roads and bridges on which to conduct errands, travel, and develop the economy.
The Michigan Legislature’s 2015 road-funding plan produced $1.2 billion annually — half from existing tax revenue and the other half from a 7 cents per gallon gas tax increase and a 20 percent hike in the vehicle registration fee.
About the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for Michigan’s nearly 10,000-mile state highway system, comprised of all M, I, and US routes. It is the backbone of Michigan’s 120,000-mile highway, road, and street network.