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

Category: Studies


Michigan Road Crisis Update: Cost to Fix Michigan Roads is Now Nearly $2.2 Billion and Rising

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20th March

A new report released this week by a former state representative highlights what it will cost to maintain Michigan’s roads and bridges due to legislative inaction.



Michigan Asset Management Council: 2011 Annual Report

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21st February

The condition of Michigan’s roads continued to deteriorate in 2011, and this trend will continue without additional funding.



Report: Michigan residents favor public investments, not tax cuts, to create jobs

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20th February

Investing in public goods — like the state’s roadways and infrastructure — should be a priority for state government, Michigan residents say.



Michigan’s unique truck-weight law

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28th January

The Michigan Department of Transportation believes that Michigan’s truck weight law is based on sound research and results in less highway damage and improved safety relative to federal weight law.



Economic Impact and Policy Analysis of Four Michigan Transportation Investment Proposals

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9th June

Anderson Economic Group: “Overall, we find that the quality of Michigan’s roads will decline rapidly if more funding is not raised for additional repairs and maintenance.”



TRIP: Where Are We Going?

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9th March

This report shows Michigan bridges have significant deficiencies with approximately one-in-eight of the state’s bridges rated structurally deficient



Michigan’s Road Crisis: What Will It Cost to Maintain Our Roads and Bridges?

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19th September

Unless additional funding is available to maintain our roads, they are projected to get much worse.



Michigan’s Roads: The Cost of Doing Nothing and the Rewards of Bold Action

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13th May

Anderson Economic Group: “The results of this analysis are clear: the benefits to the state and its residents of increasing our road funding and improving our roads are very large, and far off- set the cost of the higher gas taxes necessary to support that expenditure.”



2009 Michigan Infrastructure Report Card

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9th May

American Society of Civil Engineers Michigan Section: “Inadequate investment in the road system today will mean not only accelerated deterioration but increased maintenance costs in the future.”



Transportation Solutions: A Report on Michigan’s Transportation Needs and Funding Alternatives

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9th November

If Michigan’s transportation system is to continue to serve the state adequately, our investment in transportation must increase significantly.






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!

MDOT Reality Check Video Examines Pothole Myths
April 16, 2014
Potholes won't fill themselves without additional funding, and this MDOT video explains why pothole patching is only a temporary fix.
2014 MITA Pothole Pocketbook Contest Comes to a Close: Entrants Spend Nearly $15,000 in Car Repairs
April 8, 2014
Entrants to MITA's Pothole Pocketbook Contest this year spent nearly $15,000 in Car Repairs.
MITA Statement Regarding House Infrastructure Funding Plan
April 3, 2014
The Michigan House announced an infrastructure funding plan today.
Final Winner of 2014 Pothole Pocketbook Contest Announced
April 2, 2014
A Lansing man's puncture-proof run-flat tire was no match for a pothole.
Road Industry Launches Second Batch of Billboards “Everyone Talks About Fixing Michigan’s Roads. It’s Time to Act!”
April 1, 2014
More billboards across the state urge legislators to act now on road funding.
4th Winner of Pothole Pocketbook Contest Announced
March 27, 2014
Linda Rosenthal of Holland is the fourth winner of MITA's Pothole Pocketbook Contest.
Michigan Road Crisis Update: Cost to Fix Michigan Roads is Now Nearly $2.2 Billion and Rising
March 20, 2014
A new report released this week by a former state representative highlights what it will cost to maintain Michigan's roads and bridges due to...