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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Rep. Lawrence Secures Seven Transportation and Infrastructure Projects in the INVEST in America Act for the 14th Congressional District

June 9, 2021
Press Release
More than $16.2 million in federal funding is expected to come back to the district.

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) secured seven transportation and infrastructure projects for Michigan’s 14th District in the INVEST in America Act. This is a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation bill that allocates federal investments for roads, bridges, transit, and more. The seven projects total over $16.2 million in federal funding for Southfield, Farmington Hills, Sylvan Lake, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Township, Hamtramck, Pontiac, and the City of Detroit.

“Our infrastructure is badly in need of repair, and the INVEST in America Act couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m proud to have secured seven projects in this comprehensive bill to fix, strengthen, and invest in our infrastructure here at home,” said Rep. Lawrence. “These significant investments help create jobs and lay the groundwork to revitalize our communities. Today and every day, I’ll continue to fight for the 14th District to ensure we get the resources we need and deserve.”

The seven projects secured by Rep. Lawrence are “Member Designated Projects,” an initiative allowing Members of Congress to identify direct funding for projects in their respective districts. The projects were reinstituted with guardrails to ensure transparency and ethics. The projects selected improve the infrastructure, climate change resilience, and livelihood of constituents in the 14th District. 

The INVEST in American Act is expected to be considered by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this week. More information on the bill is available here.

For more information on project eligibility and designation, click here.

The following MI-14 transportation and infrastructure projects were included in the bill:

Project Name: Mt. Vernon Street Reconstruction (Southfield) 

Sponsor: City of Southfield

Location: Mt. Vernon St. from Northwestern Hwy. to Greenfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48075

Amount Designated: $4,400,000.00

 

Project Name: Orchard Lake Road from 13 Mile to 14 Mile

Sponsor: Road Commission for Oakland County

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan

Amount Designated: $1,076,085.00

 

Project Name: Orchard Lake Road from Middlebelt to Pontiac City Limits

Sponsor: Road Commission for Oakland County

Location: City of Sylvan Lake, West Bloomfield & Bloomfield Township in Oakland County, Michigan

Amount Designated: $2,000,000.00

 

Project Name: Bridge and pedestrian facility upgrades on the Detroit Riverwalk

Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation

Location: M-85; Detroit Riverwalk from the Riverfront Towers to Ralph Wilson Park in Detroit, Wayne County, MI

Amount Designated: $1,838,812.00

 

Project Name: Joe Louis Greenway Hamtramck Shared Use Path

Sponsor: City of Detroit

Location: City of Detroit and City of Hamtramck, on the west side of Hamtramck Drive, 48211

Amount Designated: $3,920,000.00

 

Project Name: Intelligent Transportation Systems capital investments in traffic signals on M-59

Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation

Location: M-59; from I-75 Westerly to the Oakland County Line; Pontiac, MI

Amount Designated: $2,240,000.00

 

Project Name: Resurfacing of 12 Mile Road in Southfield from Northwestern Highway to Telegraph Road

Sponsor: Road Commission for Oakland County

Location: 12 Mile Road; from Northwestern Hwy to Telegraph Road; Southfield

Amount Designated: $750,000.00