Pothole Crisis Has Long Plagued Michigan
Potholes in Michigan are nothing but a nuisance. They are caused by water seeping into pavement and asphalt cracks. Then water expands inside the pavement as it freezes and that creates a weak patch of road.
When I drive to and from work everyday, I pay close attention to where all the potholes are so I can avoid them. You should always try to avoid hitting potholes because that can cause damage to your vehicle.
According to google.com:
Potholes can puncture your tire or bend or crack your wheel. It can damage your tire's sidewall or belts. Even a minor impact may knock your vehicle out of alignment. A pothole strike can damage your shocks or struts, or harm your suspension.
We all remember one of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's promises: "Fix the Damn Roads."
It's still a work in progress and it can only get better in time. Most recently they started work on replacing the Okemos Camelback bridge which will take at least 9 months to complete.
And there are two projects taking place along I-69 in Calhoun, Clinton, and Eaton Counties.
Mlive.com tells us:
"This construction season, we will keep building on the great progress we have made to fix I-69 and work to pass the biggest infrastructure budget in Michigan history," Whitmer said. "We are keeping our foot on the gas as we move forward with my Rebuilding Michigan Initiative to fix the damn roads with the right mix and material, so commuters have a smooth, reliable ride for decades to come."
As we wait for smoother Michigan roads in the near future, try to pay close attention and be mindful of the roads you travel on. Potholes aren't going away anytime soon, so stay focused and avoid them at all costs.