Local Roads Matter to Michigan
Local roads matter to business and economic development, to schools, to emergency response times and public safety, to seniors, to healthcare, to families, to agriculture, to tourism, to revitalization, to the economy, to every Michigan resident. As we consider the significant financial issues facing our state, it is critical that Michigan have not just a strong set of major trunk lines, but also a vital local road and bridge network in order to thrive economically.
Local roads are at risk – in every corner of the state roads and bridges are falling further into a state of disrepair as local officials struggle to make ends meet amid growing demand for services and decreased revenue. If something isn’t done to remedy this now, the costs will continue to rise and the state economy will suffer.