MDOT releases five-year plan to fix bridges & roads

MDOT released a map with the current projects needed in the state. The roads and bridges in blue are funded in the five-year the plan. The areas in red are unfunded bridges and/or pavement and capacity type projects.

“These roads that are in that plan and these bridges are in really bad shape,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “Bridges are structurally deficient, they can’t carry loads. So it’s important we repair to make sure our taxpayers, our citizens are safe.”

Earlier this month, MDOT help a press conference on the need of funding in the state. At that time, officials said MDOT needs $400M to fund the necessary improvements.

“The bridges need to be repaired and replaced,” said Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King, at the meeting. “I keep saying crisis, but that’s what we’re in.”

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2/19/17