The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category F grant of $375,000 to the City of Marysville to improve Cuttle Road. To preserve the route’s integrity for trucking traffic, the City of Marysville will reconstruct Cuttle Road west of Shamrock Lane to the westside of Pauls Court.
Cuttle is a heavily used east-west truck route in the city of Marysville that serves as a bypass from the industrial area to I-94. The high volume of commercial and industrial vehicles has contributed to the deterioration of the road and left the pavement in poor condition. The total cost of construction is just over $509,000 that is made up of a $375,000 in Category F funds and a little more than $134,000 from the City of Marysville.
According to estimates from Marysville’s Department of Public Works Director, funding will most likely be available later in the year with work beginning in early 2021.
TEDF funds through the state are designated to help finance highway, road and street projects that are critical to the movement of people and products, and getting workers to their jobs, materials to growers and manufacturers, and finished goods to consumers. TEDF “Category F” or “Urban Areas in Rural Counties” grants provide state funding for public roadway improvements that create system continuity with the secondary all-season road system.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.