$3 Million Federal TIGER Grant Awarded to Improve North Holly Road

$3 Million Federal TIGER Grant Awarded to Improve North Holly Road
(Road Commission for Oakland County, March 10, 2018)

Holly, MI- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced the Road Commission for Oakland County will receive $3 million to make safety improvements to Holly Road. The grant will support efforts to resurface and address issues on approximately 4.5 miles on North Holly Road from Grange Hall Road to County Line Road. This two-lane rural road provides access to a regional hospital, a national cemetery and I-75.

The project will include drainage improvements, cutting hills to improve sight distance, raising the road in flood zones and making adjustments to high speed curves. In October, Senators Stabenow and Peters wrote letters to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the Department of Transportation – Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant (TIGER) application.

“Anyone who drives in Michigan knows our roads are in desperate need of repair,” said Senator Stabenow. “These improvements will make this route safer for drivers across the region.”

“Michigan businesses and families rely on safe and drivable roads to get around,” said Senator Peters. “This grant will help fund critically needed repairs for Holly Road, and in turn help support local businesses and continued economic growth for southeast Michigan.”

“The highly competitive TIGER program recognizes projects that will have a significant impact on a region, metropolitan areas, or our country as a whole,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Congressman Mike Bishop and many local, state and county elected officials sent letters of support for the project.

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