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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Member-Designated Transportation Projects

OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN BRENDA L. LAWRENCE (MI-14) MEMBER-DESIGNATED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the “Moving Forward Act,” from the 116th Congress. Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the Committee will formally accept requests from Members for highway and transit project designations.

The T&I Committee process for member projects for consideration in this year’s surface transportation authorization legislation is separate and distinct from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for Community Project Funding requests. Projects funded through the surface transportation authorization will be funded directly from the Highway Trust Fund, and they do not require a separate or subsequent appropriation.

Please note the following:

  • Congresswoman Lawrence will prioritize requests for projects in the 14th Congressional District;
  • A request submitted through the website does not guarantee the project will be selected;
  • More information on the process, including an Instruction Booklet with detailed step-by-step guidance, can be found on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s page here.
  • Staff may follow up for additional information to support the Member-Designated Project request, such as letters of support, budget justification, and the ability to meet match requirements once the initial request is submitted.

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

Capital projects eligible under title 23, United States Code, and chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, are eligible for funding requests under T&I’s project submission process.

The best way to ensure project eligibility is to select projects included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) or Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), as those projects have already been certified as eligible for Federal Highway Administration or Federal Transit Administration funding and do not require further verification of eligibility.

For projects not in the STIP or TIP, additional documentation we be required, including verification about whether the project can be added to the STIP or TIP in a reasonable timeframe, whether the project is on a long-range transportation plan, and verification of eligibility for the proposed activity under title 23 or chapter 53 of title 49 by the relevant federal agency.

Finally, project sponsors must demonstrate the ability to fully obligate any funds provided within the obligation window, and must demonstrate a proven ability to finance the remaining costs not funded by the Committee, as well as the required non-federal cost share.

 

TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

To ensure oversight, transparency, and accountability throughout the process, Members who submit a Member Designated Project request must also post the request online to their official website, and will be asked to self-certify the project has been posted accordingly when they submit their request to the Committee.

Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Lawrence has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

 

Sponsor: City of Detroit

Project Name: 2021 Detroit Major Street Resurfacing Project 

Location: Detroit, MI 48226

Amount Requested: $10,847,603.00

 

Sponsor: City of Detroit

Project Name: Joe Louis Greenway Hamtramck Shared Use Path

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

Amount Requested: $3,920,000.00

 

Sponsor: City of Pontiac

Project Name: City-Wide Major Roads Rehabilitation in City of Pontiac

Location: Pontiac, MI

Amount Requested: $5,000,000.00

 

Sponsor: City of Southfield

Project Name: Mt. Vernon Street Reconstruction

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

Amount Requested: $4,400,000.00

 

Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation

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

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

Amount Requested: $1,838,812.00

 

Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation

Project Name: Bridge Replacement on Old 705 in Detroit; Vista Way over Canoe Stream

Location: Old 705; Vista Way over Canoe Stream Belle Isle, Detroit, Wayne County, MI

Amount Requested: $660,155.20

 

Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation

Project Name: Deployment of Long-Lasting Bridges with UHPC (Ultra-High-Performance Concrete) coupled with CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Location: Southeast, Michigan 

Amount Requested: $6,240,000.00

 

Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation

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

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

Amount Requested: $2,240,000.00

 

Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation

Project Name: ITS Infrastructure on US-24 South

Location: US-24 South from Square Lake to the US-24/I-75 connector; In Southfield, MI, Oakland County

Amount Requested: $7,088,390.40

 

Sponsor: Road Commission for Oakland County

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

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

Amount Requested: $2,000,000.00

 

Sponsor: Road Commission for Oakland County

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

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan

Amount Requested: $1,076,085.00

 

Sponsor: Road Commission for Oakland County

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

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

Amount Requested: $750,000.00