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

Category: Studies


Legislative Inaction Calculator

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17th September


How Much is Legislative Inaction on Road Funding Costing Us?

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17th September

Legislative inaction on road funding is costing Michigan taxpayers $2.7 million per day.



Michigan Road & Bridges 2014 Annual Report

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11th September

This annual report, which was released in May 2014, highlights the cost of legislative inaction on roads on page 24.  According to the report, the cost has risen from $1.75 billion in 2013 to $2.81 billion in 2014.  That equals …


Voters Across the State Overwhelmingly Approve Road Funding

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12th August

MITA press release regarding successful primary election road funding results.



Days to Pass Road Funding

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28th July

 


Statewide Bridge Rankings Released

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6th May

A statewide analysis of bridge data indicates 1 in 4 Michigan bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.



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.






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.