LANSING, Mich. — The Senate recently approved the state’s annual budget, which includes an increase of $330 million for roads and bridges.

Sen. Marty Knollenberg said an additional $1.95 million was allocated specifically for local road repair projects in Rochester Hills and Troy, made possible due to Michigan’s growing economy and improving tax revenues.

“Southeast Michigan drivers are reminded every day of the need to repair or replace our crumbling roads and bridges,” said Knollenberg, R-Troy. “I am pleased that this year’s budget includes additional funding I requested for two critical road projects in my community.

“It is relationships with our local communities that helped to identify these two road projects. The Legislature stepped up and fast tracked additional funding, allowing the roads to be repaired sooner than originally scheduled. I want to thank Mayor Bryan Barnett and Mayor Dane Slater for helping identifying these projects and partnering with the Legislature.”

The scheduled project on South Boulevard between Crooks Road and Adams Road will receive $1.35 million, and the project on Livernois Road between Avon and Walton will receive $625,000.

“The Senate has made road funding a priority, and we have dedicated billions to that effort,” Knollenberg said.

In total, the Legislature has increased road and bridge funding by $2.4 billion since 2017.

###

Photo caption 1: Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, presents Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett with a ceremonial check after the Legislature included $1.35 million in the state budget for a road work project on South Boulevard between Crooks Road and Adams Road.

Photo caption 2: Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, presents Troy City Councilman Dave Henderson with a ceremonial check after the Legislature included $625,000 in the state budget for a construction project on Livernois Road between Avon and Walton.