Sen. Mike Kowall announces $6.6 million in road repair projects

LANSING—State Sen. Mike Kowall announced Thursday that $6.6 million in grants from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will fund several road repair projects in Oakland County.

A grant of $4.9 million will be used to repair I-96 from Novi Road to W. County Line, and grants totaling $1.7 million will be used to repair Pontiac Lake Bridge over Pontiac Lake Level Control and Walnut Lake Road from Halsted to Franklin.

“I am looking forward to seeing these projects completed,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “A sound infrastructure is very important for our residents and businesses as well.”

MDOT officials and legislators from across Michigan announced a series of road repair projects at locations across the state on Thursday, Kowall said.

“Three years of sound budget decisions and living within our means has made it possible to direct existing resources toward our roads,” said Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe. “There is still much more work to be done to address all of our infrastructure needs in Michigan, but this is an important part of that process.”