FACT: One-third of all fatal and serious traffic crashes are due at least in part to poor road conditions.

Category: Fix The Roads Now Blog


2014 MITA Pothole Pocketbook Contest Comes to a Close: Entrants Spend Nearly $15,000 in Car Repairs

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8th April

Entrants to MITA’s Pothole Pocketbook Contest this year spent nearly $15,000 in Car Repairs.



2nd Annual Pothole Pocketbook Contest Begins Today

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18th February

Drivers can win up to $500 to cover the cost of pothole-related vehicle repairs.



Pure Pothole Hell

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13th February

Check out this video of pure pothole hell.



Latest Just Fix the Roads TV Ad

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30th April

Commercials and public service announcements are spreading the word regarding the need for increased transportation funding.



Holland Sentinel: It’s time for Legislature to make tough decisions on funding road maintenance

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18th April

It is time for the Legislature to make a decision to support increased road funding.



Gas Prices Rise and Fall; Michigan Transportation Funding Still Ailing

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16th April

Michigan Transportation Funding has not been increased since 1997, and the state’s roads and bridges are suffering from a lack of adequate funding.



Michigan Sheriff’s Association issues statewide pothole safety message

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5th March

“We’re urging drivers to be alert and use extra caution over the next couple months while they get patched.”



Letter: Inaction on Roads is Not an Option.

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27th February

As the legislature continues to debate Governor Snyder’s proposal to fix Michigan’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, Michiganders must make one thing crystal clear.



MML Video: Improving Michigan’s Transportation System Key to Economic Turnaround

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27th February

Michigan Municipal League CEO Dan Gilmartin explains in a video why having a strong transportation system is vital to Michigan.



Michigan’s transportation network is at its breaking point

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26th February

Manufacturers and growers depend on a quality transportation system to get their products to market, and one-third of Michigan’s roads are already crumbling in poor condition.






Latest News and Blog Posts

Come back frequently for the latest news on Michigan's roads crisis, along with blog posts from members of our coalition and others who agree: just fix the roads now!

How Much is Legislative Inaction on Road Funding Costing Us?
September 17, 2014
Legislative inaction on road funding is costing Michigan taxpayers $2.7 million per day.
Pothole Damage Claims Increased 249 Percent This Year
September 9, 2014
It shouldn't surprise us: lack of investment in infrastructure has resulted in an massive increase in pothole claims to the state.
SEMCOG: Michigan Lawmakers Need to Get On Fixing State’s Roads Now
September 8, 2014
SEMCOG urges legislative action on Michigan's roads
Editorial: Lawmakers clueless on Michigan’s road to ruin
September 3, 2014
The Michigan Legislature needs to pay attention to Michigan road funding, not wolves, according to this editorial by the Detroit Free Press.
Salt Prices Soar – Another Hit for Cash-Strapped Road Agencies
August 26, 2014
State and local road agencies are bracing for a massive increase in salt prices this year as they prepare for winter.
Susan J. Demas: Detroit flood isn’t enough to push GOP Legislature to lead on roads

After essentially taking the summer off to campaign, leaders have thrown up their hands on roads, which voters say is their No. 1 issue.
Metro Detroit Floods Expose Underinvestment in Infrastructure
August 13, 2014
Detroit Floods: Persistent underinvestment in infrastructure has dire consequences.