CALUMET — Houghton County was awarded a $375,000 state Category F Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) grant to upgrade roads in urban areas to “all season” status to support local economic growth.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) awarded the grant to Houghton County to reconstruct 0.3 miles of Red Jacket Road in Calumet Township to all-season status. The roadway is part of a main route from US-41 to Calumet and provides access to several downtown businesses. It provides a connection between US-41 and M-203.
The Houghton County Road Commission is providing a $375,000 match for the $750,000 project.
The grant was one of eight in the state totaling $2.4 million.
MDOT considers the amount of commercial traffic on local roads, connections to other local all-season roads, state trunklines, and the project’s ability to improve safety and intermodal connectivity when awarding Category F funding.