The Michigan Department of Transportation said recently that the state is moving forward with plans to implement a reduced 2011-2014 road and bridge program.

At the State Transportation Commission’s April 29 meeting, MDOT said it was working with state and local transportation agencies to advance a reduced State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Due to declining state gas tax and vehicle registration revenues, MDOT is faced with a shortfall of at least $84 million to match available federal funding beginning in 2011.

Under the reduced highway program, MDOT will have to delay 100 pavement improvement projects, leaving more than 375 mi of road in need of repair untouched.