Crumbling Roads & Bridges Draw Focus Of Pro-Prop 1 Group

(WLNS) – With voters in Michigan facing a decision on raising the sales tax to help fund road repairs, a report is calling attention to crumbling roads and bridges in mid-Michigan.

The federal report, originally published last year, lists bridges in the state that are described as “structurally deficient”. According to the report there are 1,296 roads and bridges in need of repair in the state.

The group “Safe Roads Yes” is calling attention to five roads and bridges in particular in mid-Michigan. They are:

• I-69 near M-100 (exit 66) City of Potterville
• I-94 throughout Jackson County, wall deterioration
• I-94 near M-60, pavement deterioration due to underlying concrete failure
• Cedar St. in south Lansing “structurally deficient”
• Clark Road and Airport Road to BR-127-Dewitt Township in Clinton County

Governor Snyder has begun a media campaign in support of Proposal 1, which would raise the state sales tax one percent to fund infrastructure repairs.

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