Michigan Department of Transportation officials said $196 million in federal COVID relief funds appropriated by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature will allow the state to execute Phase II of MDOT’s bridge-bundling program, beginning later this year.
In all, 19 bridges – including one in Nottawa Township – were selected for rehabilitation. The bridge in question is on Nottawa Road, south of M-86. The bridge spans the Prairie River and is near the Lake Templene DNR Public Access.
MDOT officials said the pilot program will accelerate repairs, streamline construction, spark innovations and create economies of scale, helping to rebuild Michigan’s infrastructure more efficiently.
The Nottawa Road bridge work will begin in August.