michigan roads

I-96, Highway, bridge
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The state Department of Transportation has just released a new 5-year plan to maintain and fix Michigan’s roads.


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says discussions with the Republican-led Legislature on her fuel tax proposal can "start in earnest" now that she has signed a bipartisan auto insurance overhaul.

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A long-term plan to fix Michigan’s roads might not be part of the state budget this year.

A top legislative Republican says there's "no way" Michigan's road woes can be fixed without there being "new revenue" for infrastructure, but he isn't embracing specific ways to spend more on roadwork.

Authorities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have reopened a highway that was closed because of a large multi-vehicle crash that seriously injured three people.

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
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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.

Current State for May 5-6, 2018

May 5, 2018

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

cars on highway
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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.

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