Chippewa County awarded $375K grant from State of Michigan for road repair

Chippewa County Road Commission has been awarded a $375,000 grant by the State of Michigan to help rebuild roads in Chippewa County as part of a $1,475,000 project of which the county must provide $1.1M.

“Today’s road repair grants will help us fix the damn roads and help Michiganders go to work, drop their kids off at school, and run errands safely,” said Governor Whitmer. “Today’s grants are the latest in a long line of economic development investments we have made in recent years to make Michigan more competitive.”

According to Chippewa County’s Road Engineer, Stephanie Boileau, these funds are intended for a project to, at a minimum, resurface Mackinac Trail from the roundabout in Sault Ste Marie to 6 Mile Rd. If more funds can be secured, more work on the project can be done.

Boileau reports that to date she has secured more than $7 million in grants designated to help with projects already set for calendar years 2023-25.

As with all road construction projects, residents need to put up with a little bit of turmoil for long term results.

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