VanderWall applauds Marion for receiving state grant for local road work

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curt VanderWall on Thursday applauded the village of Marion in Osceola County for being awarded a $48,000 small-town road funding grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

“These grants are an important tool in partnering with small communities like Marion to make needed road repairs,” said VanderWall, R-Ludington. “They help to improve road quality and safety for these local communities without putting extra burdens on Michigan taxpayers.”

The village of Marion will receive a $48,000 grant toward a $96,000 project on Morton and Blackledge drives as part of MDOT’s Transportation Economic Development Fund Category B grants, also known as the Community Service Infrastructure Fund program. The fund awarded $3.73 million in grants to 25 cities and villages with populations of up to 10,000 people for road improvements in 2022.

Successful projects were selected, in part, because they are paired with planned infrastructure work, coordinated with other road agencies, focused on extending the useful life of the road, and lacked other funding sources. For more information about the program, visit and click on “Category B – Villages and Small Cities.”