Highway Dollars for Michigan

By: Assocated Press
By: Assocated Press

Michigan expects to receive one-point-one billion dollars a year in highway and transit dollars through 2009.

That's the state's share of a transportation bill that President Bush signed last week.

The Michigan funding covers 170 roads, transit and bridge projects.

Michigan supporters in Washington had hoped to win approval of the bill last spring.

That would have given local and state road officials more time to map out bidding and construction schedules.

The lengthy holdup could put off the start of some work by several months.

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