MDOT FY 2022 Transportation Program Announced

The State Transportation Commission’s (STC) approval of the MDOT 2022-2026 Five-Year Transportation Program at their November meeting served as MDOT’s formal announcement that they will invest $4.2 billion in their FY 2022 Transportation Program. The focus of the FY 2022 capital investments will be preservation of the transportation system, safe mobility for motorists, and efficient system operations. The multimodal FY 2022 program will invest $121.2 million in the Aviation Program, $341.8 million in the Bus and Marine Programs, $114.6 million in the Rail and Port Programs, and $3.6 billion in the Highway Program.
The FY 2022 Transportation Program investments are a vital part of Michigan’s continued economic growth and are estimated to support 39,088 jobs.
The FY 2022 Highway Program includes approximately $168 million for trunkline modernization, approximately $324 million for bridge replacement and preservation activities, and approximately $2.4 billion for roadway preservation activities.  MDOT has also allocated $436 million to fund routine maintenance (snowplowing, mowing, etc.) performed by the Department, approximately $81 million for safety and systems operations, approximately $140 million for optimizing the performance of existing multimodal infrastructure (intersection improvements, signal upgrades and dynamic shoulder use, etc.), with the balance of the investments going to fund preliminary engineering (project scoping/design), construction engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and other miscellaneous state and federal programs.
The MDOT estimates for their FY 2022 Repair and Rebuild Roads program (roadway preservation) will include approximately:  1,149 lane miles of reconstruction and improvements, 561 lane miles of capital preventive maintenance, and 173 lane miles of freeway and non-freeway resurfacing.
The FY 2022 Bridge Replacement and Preservation program will include the replacement, rehabilitation, and capital preventive maintenance on 175 bridges.
The FY 2022 Highway Program was developed based on anticipated federal and state revenues plus an additional $1.4 billion in Rebuilding Michigan Program bond proceeds.
It is MITA’s understanding that the MDOT 2022-2026 Five-Year Transportation Program does not include or account for any additional federal revenues that may be apportioned to MDOT by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law by President Biden just days after the STC November meeting.
For the 12-month period, July 2021 to June 2022, MDOT is projecting that approximately $1.84 billion in trunkline road and bridge projects will be advertised and let.
To keep you abreast of their planned lettings, MDOT has provided several reports pertaining to the FY 2022 Highway Program. MDOT has committed to updating these reports 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 these reports may not yet approach the projected totals detailed herein, as some projects planned for in FY 2022 may not be fully programmed at the time of this announcement.
To access these reports, go the Bid Letting webpage and scroll down to “Anticipated Projects”, where you will find the following reports:
• 2022 Projected Lettings (update date)
• Twelve Month Projected Lettings (update date)
• 2022 Significant Projects (update date)
• 2022 Quantity Report (update date)
If you have any questions contact Glenn Bukoski, MITA’s Vice President of Engineering Services at or 517-256-0741, or Rachelle VanDeventer, MITA’s Vice President of Industry Relations at or 517-331-1106.