The State Transportation Commission’s approval of the MDOT 2019-2023 Five-Year Transportation Program at their October meeting served as MDOT’s formal announcement that they will invest $2.1 billion in their FY 2019 Transportation Program. The focus of the FY 2019 capital investments will be infrastructure preservation, safe mobility of motorists, and efficient systems operations. The multimodal FY 2019 program will invest $101.5 million in the Aviation Program, $323.7 million in the Passenger Transportation Program, $95.7 million in the Freight and Passenger Rail Program, and $1.6 billion in the Highway Program.
The FY 2019 Transportation Program investments are a vital part of Michigan’s continued economic growth and are estimated to support 21,448 jobs.
In breaking down the $1.6 billion Highway Program investment plan, MDOT is projecting that approximately $1.1 billion in road and bridge projects will be let in FY 2019. MDOT has allocated $339 million to fund routine maintenance (snowplowing, mowing, etc.) performed by the Department, approximately $150 million for safety and systems operations, 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 2019 Highway Program includes approximately $335 million for trunkline modernization, approximately $190 million for bridge preservation activities, and approximately $556 million for roadway preservation activities.
MDOT projections for their FY 2019 Repair and Rebuild Roads Program (roadway preservation) include 379 lane miles of reconstruction and rehabilitation, 1,239 lane miles of capital preventive maintenance (CPM), and 363 lane miles of freeway and non-freeway resurfacing.
To keep abreast of their planned lettings, MDOT has provided several documents pertaining to the FY 2019 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, obligation authority growth, and advanced construction strategies. MDOT acknowledges that some of the totals provided in the documents below may not yet approach the projected totals detailed herein, as some projects anticipated in FY 2019 have not been fully programmed at the time of this announcement.
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