The State of Roads
County roads stripe Michigan’s vast land from the southern border with Ohio, Indiana and Illinois to the northern tip of the Upper Peninsula. They carry millions of people daily to work, school, stores and tourist destinations, and are vital to maintaining a vibrant Michigan economy.
County road agencies are responsible for maintaining, plowing, preserving and reconstructing those 90,000 miles of county roads, along with 5,700 local bridges. It is a monumental task as a decades-long shortfall in funding has left most roads and bridges eligible in either “fair” or “poor” condition. But there is hope…
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