Michigan’s transportation commission approved five year transportation program

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On Thursday, the Michigan State Transportation Commission (STC) approved the Michigan Department of Transportation’s final Five-Year Transportation Program (5YTP) outlining the state’s transportation priorities from 2024-2028.

The 5YTP contains a list of planned projects for the MDOT Highway Program including state-maintained roads, bridges, and facilities; as well as information on the Public Transportation, Rail and Aeronautics programs in the state. The document will help connect the department’s long-range goals and asset management strategies with project programming as well as budget targets and performance measures. The plan was opened to public comment between Aug. 7 and Sept. 9, 2023.

Among the priority projects are $15.8 billion in anticipated state and federally funded investments with $11.2 billion in highway program projects focusing on repairing and rebuilding MDOT roads and bridges, and $4.7 billion in multimodal programs including $3.7 billion for public transportation and $989 million for aeronautics. The plan also highlights Highway, Public Transportation and Aeronautics projects and how they contribute to MDOT’s focus on equity, inclusion, transportation resiliency and pedestrian and bicycle improvements.

The plan now goes to the Michigan legislature, the state budget director and the House and Senate fiscal agencies for approval by March 1, 2024.