michigan roads

Rick Snyder
WKAR-MSU

Gov. Rick Snyder is looking at the possible activation of National Guard heavy equipment operators as an option to resume road projects stalled by a lockout.

Mayor Rolls Out 2019 Road Project Plan

Jul 20, 2018
Pothole photo
The Tire Zoo / flickr creative commons

Lansing residents got more information about which roads will be fixed in the coming fiscal year when Mayor Andy Schor rolled out his Road Project Plan this morning. Katie Cook has more.

 


Michigan Capital
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Gov. Rick Snyder's administration and key lawmakers struck a budget deal Thursday that includes using a surplus to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more on road work and school-safety initiatives while also padding the state's savings account.

This weekend's Current State updates you on school walkouts, Adado Park in Lansing, Michigan roads, the next generation of veggie burgers and memorable moments from past Michigan State University commencement speakers. 


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Michigan’s 2017 Roads and Bridges Annual Report indicates a continuing and worsening statewide struggle against potholes.


Construction Cones
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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a budget bill that accelerates spending on road repairs in time to help with the spring and summer construction season.


Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking to boost base funding for most of Michigan's public schools by the largest dollar amount in more than 15 years.

Winding Road
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A ruling that outraged charities in Michigan could be overturned. The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to bring back roadside donation collections.

Portland street closed sign
Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

A team of four middle-schoolers from southeast Michigan is winning awards for a robot designed to fix potholes.

cars on highway
WKAR File Photo

Michigan has no long-term plan to repair its crumbling infrastructure.  That’s the message a coalition of engineers, businesses and public policy experts is telling state lawmakers gathering this week on Mackinac Island.

car crash
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2016 proved to be a deadly year for Michigan motorists. It's an endless list of names, and for the first time since 2007, over 1000 people were killed on Michigan roads.

M. Emin Kutay photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

MSU researcher Dr. Emin Kutay is looking for ways to use rubber from scrap tires in asphalt. Will his work lead to better roads in Michigan?

I-94 photo
Jeff Powers / flickr creative commons

The Michigan Department of Transportation has plans to renovate a 6.7 stretch of I-94 near Detroit. MDOT says the plan will make the highway safer and reduce traffic congestion. But environmentalists are raising concerns about the impact of the project. We talk to Nick Schroeck, of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, about why.


Pothole photo
The Tire Zoo / flickr creative commons

The Michigan House adjourned last week without a road funding deal in hand. In the meantime, one citizen group says corporations aren’t carrying their share of the tax load. They’re gathering signatures to put a corporate take hike on the November 2016 ballot.  Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with a spokesman for the Citizens for Fair Taxes coalition.