Houghton County is among eight rural counties in Michigan to get a share of the $2.4 million designated to upgrade roads in urban to “all-season” status.
The Michigan Department of Transportation says the money comes from the state Category F Transportation Economic Development Fund that seeks to upgrade the roads to support economic growth and keep Michigan open for business year-round.
The funds will be used locally in Calumet Township to reconstruct about a third of a mile of Red Jacket Road.
This roadway is part of a main route from US-41 to Calumet and provides access to several downtown businesses and is a connection between US-41 and M-203.
The $750,000 project will receive $375,000 in state funding and $375,000 in match funds from the road commission.