Eaton County receives funds for transportation and economic development

LANSING- The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced that Eaton County has been selected for a grant to help improve transportation infrastructure.

Oneida Township will receive $683,000 in order to assist with the resurfacing of Oneida Road. and adding turn lanes at the intersection of M-43 and Oneida Road.

"I am thrilled that Eaton County was able to receive some extra funds to help with the transition," said state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge. "These grants have already proven to be vital in helping local municipalities. I would like to thank everyone involved for making these funds available."

The Office of Economic Development evaluates projects up to six times a year, selecting those that provide the greatest return on investment and best meet the directives established by the Legislature. This activity is an essential tool in attracting and retaining jobs for Michigan

The goal of the program is to support economic growth in Michigan through transportation investments critical to developments that create and retain jobs in seven target industries.