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Michigan DOT identifies recipients of 2018 crossing improvement funds


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) yesterday announced the recipients of the 2018 Local Grade Crossing Surface Program, which will provide $3 million in funding for crossing improvement projects in the state.

The 40 projects that will receive funding were chosen based on a competitive process according to criteria established by state law. The projects range from minor asphalt repairs to installing new track and surface materials, according to an MDOT press release.

This year, MDOT received 89 applications from road agencies in partnership with 19 railroads.

The annual program offers 60 percent funding for eligible projects, with railroads responsible for the remaining 40 percent of costs. The railroads and their contractors perform the repair work, with cooperation for detour routes provided by local road agencies.

MDOT identified the 2018 recipients on its website.

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