Fixing Major Michigan Roads Would Cost More Than $1B
According to the Detroit Free Press, the number of miles of roads falling into disrepair is at a faster pace than repairing the ones we have.
There is not enough state and federal money coming in to fix roads and some officials are considering asking voters for millage increases to help pay for needed repairs.
Statewide, 48% of paved, federal aid-eligible roads in Michigan are in poor condition this year, with that percentage expected to jump to 64% by 2028.
In order to get the roads to 80% in good or fair condition in the next 25 years, SEMCOG'S current projection is that we need $1.6 billion per year.
Federal aid-eligible roads are most major roads, some connector roads and bridges. click on the above link for more information.