"Grand Rapids will need another $15 million each year just to prevent almost all of its streets from dropping into 'poor' condition..."
The Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI) recently featured an excellent article describing the challenges that cities face funding even basic maintenance of their roads. The article makes a case for providing more local options to Michigan's city leaders to fund transportation projects while state funding remains in limbo. Though the article focuses on Grand Rapids, Washtenaw County faces many of the same challenges the author describes. Read the full article at the MLUI website.
"Within three years, 80% of the streets in Grand Rapids will be in poor condition. In just six years, that number reaches 90%..."