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

Road crews working round clock to fill potholes


Posted on March 4th, by Michigan Transportation Team in Latest News, News and Blog. Comments Off

Mlive reported recently that road crews in the Kalamazoo area have their hands full with potholes.

While the warmer temperatures may bring relief after this winter, the signs of spring also include a Michigan vexation well-known to anyone who drives: potholes.

Across Southwest Michigan, motorists are seeing more of these gaps opening in roadways, and crews are working around the clock to fill them.

“As weather and time permits, we fill them as best as we can,”Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Nick Schirripa said.

Read the entire story here. 

Potholes are symptoms of poor road funding.  Let your legislators know today that you want them to focus on a road funding solution NOW!  Inaction on roads is not an option.

 







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