Lansing, MI - A number of Metro Detroit railroad crossings are among the selected recipients of the annual Local Grade Crossing Surface Program in Michigan.
As a part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) commitment to improving safety and the quality of Michigan's transportation system, MDOT has announced the recipients of the annual Local Grade Crossing Surface Program.
Some of the local recipients include:
- Macomb County: 23 Mile Rd - Macomb County Department of Roads
- Macomb County: E 10 Mile Rd - Macomb County Department of Roads
- Monroe County: W Sterns Rd - Monroe County Road Commission
- Oakland County: E Huron St - Village of Milford
- Oakland County: Evans - Road Commission for Oakland County
- Wayne County: Vreeland Rd - City of Flat Rock
- Wayne County: W Huron River Dr - Wayne County Department Of Public Services
The complete list of 2024 recipients is available on the MDOT website.
Selected on a competitive basis established by state law, 26 projects were awarded approximately $3 million to fund highway-railroad grade crossing surface improvements. These projects could involve anything from minor asphalt repairs to installing completely new track and surface materials.
The program offers 60 percent funding for eligible projects, with railroads responsible for the remaining 40 percent of costs. All repair work is performed by the railroad company and its contractors, with cooperation for detour routes provided by the local road agencies. The railroad and local road agency are responsible for scheduling the construction work.