MDOT Announces FY 2017 Transportation Program

At the September State Transportation Commission meeting MDOT leadership announced they would invest $1.7 billion in their FY 2017 Transportation Program.  The focus of the FY 2017 capital investments will be infrastructure preservation, safe mobility of motorists, and efficient systems operations.  The multimodal program will invest $96.8 million in the Aviation Program, $299.9 million in the Passenger Transportation Program, $133.7 million in the Freight and Passenger Rail Program, and $1.2 billion in the Highway Program.

The FY 2017 Transportation Program investments are a vital part of Michigan’s continued economic growth and are estimated to support 24,540 jobs.

In breaking down the over $1.2 billion Highway Program investment plan, MDOT is currently projecting that approximately $896 million in road and bridge projects will be let in FY 2017.  MDOT has allocated $314 million to fund routine maintenance (snowplowing, mowing, etc.) with the balance of the investments going to fund preliminary engineering (project scoping/design), construction engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and other miscellaneous programs.

The FY 2017 Highway Program includes approximately $95 million for trunkline modernization to replace, along with other associated work, seven bridges on the I-94 corridor in Detroit.  Bridge preservation activities will total approximately $64 million with an additional $134 million in bridge reconstruction for the I-75 Rouge River Bridge project that was advanced (obligated) into FY 2016 but will be let in FY 2017 (November planned letting).

MDOT projections for their FY 2017 Highway program include 234 lane miles of reconstruction and resurfacing repairs, 1,800 lane miles of capital preventive maintenance (CPM), and 147 miles of non-freeway resurfacing.

To keep abreast of their planned lettings MDOT has provided the following documents pertinent to the FY 2017 Highway Program.  MDOT has committed to updating these documents monthly as they are subject to change due to, but not limited to, project delivery commitments, project estimate variability, federal or state revenue changes, and advanced construction strategies.

2017 FY Projected Lettings

Three Month Projected Lettings

2017 Significant Projects

2017 HMA, Concrete & Bridge Summary

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Glenn Bukoski at or by phone at (517) 347-8336.