Michigan Group Cites Need to Fix the State’s Roads
The state is setting aside more money to help get more of Michigan's roads repaired. About 115 million additional dollars will be allocated to cover the cost of an assortment of projects. Next year the objective is to complete over 100 of them.
According to the "Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association" about 35% of the state's roads are in poor condition, about 47% are in fair condition and only about 18% are in good condition. The group says it costs between 6 and 14 times more to bring a road from poor condition to good condition than it does to maintain a road in good condition. Also the report says the more roads that end up in poor condition the amount of money needed to maintain them increases.