Booher and Rendon announce MDOT grant for work on Old 27


LANSING – Sen. Darwin Booher and Rep. Bruce Rendon announced today that the Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded a grant for work on Old 27 in Roscommon County.

“I am glad that Roscommon County has been selected for a Transportation Economic Development Fund grant, because that is what it is – economic development,” said Booher, R-Evart.  “To grow our economy and create jobs, we must attract businesses to northern Michigan.  A key part of that is maintaining our infrastructure.”

A fiscal year 2012 Transportation Economic Development Fund Category F grant has been awarded to the Roscommon County Road Commission for work on Old 27 (North Harrison Road) from M-55 to Bradford Drive. The grant is for actual construction costs up to $375,000.

“Given our current economic constraints, I am pleased that the citizens of Roscommon County will be able to benefit from this grant program,” said Rendon, R-Lake City. “Grant No. 566 will offer a needed reprieve for our already constrained local governments.”

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.