Rep. VanSingel helps state House approve more money for road improvements

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Plan helps Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties

State Rep. Scott VanSingel on Wednesday voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible.

“Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties will see a significant amount of money for their road repairs,” said VanSingel, of Grant.  “This plan will help our local communities and give them the resources they need to improve our roads.”

The money included in the bill approved this week comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects in Michigan.

The new bill includes money for counties, cities and villages throughout Michigan.

Some of the estimated local allocations include Lake County ($300,233), Oceana County ($383,144), Newaygo County ($536,471), Baldwin ($12,185), Fremont ($35,102), Grant ($7,483), Hart ($16,607), Hesperia ($9,589), Luther ($6,592), New Era ($5,531), Newaygo ($19,581), Pentwater ($10,217), Rothbury ($4,926), Walkerville ($4,254) and White Cloud ($12,835).

The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees are required for the investment.

House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.

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