Rep. Kahle secures state funding to improve roadway access to Adrian College, city

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Rep. Bronna Kahle has helped secure $450,000 to assist a key road project benefitting Adrian College and the entire community.

The money – included in a state budget approved today by the Michigan Legislature – will help complete construction of an access road from U.S. 223 to the college.

“This project is critically important for the thousands of students, employees and visitors who drive to and from Adrian College and the surrounding area every day,” Kahle said. “It will benefit the campus, downtown Adrian and the entire city. This is a good example of bringing the contributions of our hard-working taxpayers back home to benefit the entire community.”

The project to improve traffic flow and provide a gateway into the college and city has been a high priority for roughly a decade. It will help connect motorists to a key medical center and many other businesses.

The state’s plan for the budget year starting Oct. 1 also includes record funding for K-12 schools and skilled trades workforce development programs. Most school districts in the Lenawee County area will receive an additional $240 per student.

The budget also includes more money for roads, seniors, mental health services and public safety without increasing overall state spending.

House Bill 5579 and Senate Bill 848 advance to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration.

 

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