Economic development grant awarded for major route in Grand Traverse County

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding a state transportation economic development grant to resurface South Airport Road between LaFranier and Garfield roads in Grand Traverse County.MDOT

The Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category F grant of $375,000 to the Grand Traverse County Road Commission will complete the funding needed to upgrade a portion of a major route linking US-31 to the west and US-31/M-72 to the east. The road commission is providing $93,750 in local matching funds, or 20 percent of the project cost, for a total of $468,750.

The road commission requested the grant to repave 0.5 miles of this heavily used east-west all-season route in 2017. The project also will include upgrading sidewalk ramps at the South Airport Road/LaFranier Road intersection to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, pavement striping, restoration, and sign upgrades. (Map: