Sen. MacGregor: Kent County road project gets funding through new budget

Sen. Peter MacGregor

Sen. Peter MacGregor

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Peter MacGregor voted earlier this month to approve an additional $330 million in road funding as part of the state’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. It was the eighth year in a row the Republican-led Legislature passed a balanced budget ahead of schedule.

Among the many infrastructure projects included, the state will spend $1 million for a road project in Kent County to resurface a 1.8 mile stretch of Lamoreaux Drive between Alpine Avenue and West River Drive.

“I am pleased that we were able to secure this necessary funding to repair Lamoreaux Drive,” said Sen. MacGregor, R-Rockford. “It will help provide much-needed upgrades sooner, improve the driving experience and help keep motorists safe.”

The new state funding will enable officials to move the project schedule up, allowing for Alpine Township to complete a utility project replacing approximately 2,000 feet of existing sanitary sewer pipe along the road project route, which will prevent additional construction interruptions in the future.

Improving Michigan’s roads continues to be a top issue for residents. Sen. MacGregor said the additional road funding will bring the total added investment in roads to $2.4 billion since 2017.

A list of 2018 road projects can be found on the Michigan Department of Transportation website at