Congressman Mitchell Responds to DOT Mound Road Announcement
WASHINGTON - Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement today after the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that Michigan was the recipient of a $97,864,465 DOT Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for repairs to Mound Road. Mound Road, a highly-trafficked corridor connecting communities in southeast Michigan is in extremely poor condition and in need of significant repairs.
“Since I came to Congress, I’ve been meeting with the White House, Department of Transportation – including Secretary Chao, and other members of Congress about Mound Road and the state of roads in Michigan,” said Mitchell. “The Mound Road corridor is extremely important to Southeast Michigan, and this grant goes towards desperately needed repairs, which will improve the lives of my constituents, and anyone who drives on Mound Road. This project is just one of the many needed infrastructure improvements in our nation, and I will continue working in Washington, as well as with state and local leaders, to ensure our roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects see completion.”
“This grant award is significant for two reasons. First, it provides us with the needed funding to invest in our region's number one need: fixing our infrastructure," said County Executive Mark A. Hackel. "It also strengthens Macomb County's position as a leader in mobility."