Hansen, Franz announce transportation grant

LANSING – Sen. Goeff Hansen and Rep. Ray Franz announced Monday that the Michigan Department of Transportation will provide a grant for work on Dowland Street in Ludington.

“The MDOT grant to Ludington will further the economic development of this great community,” said Hansen, R-Hart.  “Anytime we invest in our roads, there is opportunity for job growth, an increase in tourism and a better quality of life for our community members.  I applaud the MDOT decision to help Ludington and am excited to see the results.”

A Fiscal Year 2012 Transportation Economic Development Fund Category F grant has been awarded for work on Dowland Street from Washington Avenue to George Street, and another stretch of Dowland from James Street to Rath Avenue. The grant is for actual construction costs up to $375,000.

“In these hard times of shrinking budgets, we deeply appreciate the assistance to our local road commissions,” said Franz, R-101st District.  “It will mean improved infrastructure and keeping local jobs.” 

Category F grants are competitive grants made to eligible road agencies in order to preserve and/or expand all-season road network within the urban areas of rural counties.