Michigan Roads

A deep pothole swallows tires of cars on the Northwestern Highway service drive at Red River. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

May Election Tests Pothole Angst Vs. Will To Raise Taxes

More than half of Michigan’s major roads will be in poor condition within a decade if nothing’s done, up from 38 percent in 2014 and 23 percent in 2006.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2015

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Households Would Pay $474 More In Taxes Under Road Proposal

Just how much more taxes people pay would vary and depend on family incomes, future fuel prices and consumer choices: what they buy, how much they drive, the type and age of their car.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2015

Potholes along I-75 in Detroit. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Most Of $1.2B In New Funds Would Go To County, City Roads

Not all of the $1.2 billion-plus influx would go to roads and bridges immediately. Much of the new tax revenue would instead be used to pay down debt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2015

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Michigan Road Proposal In Trouble? Poll Shows Majority Of Voters Against Sales Tax Hike

A new poll shows that Michigan’s road funding and sales tax proposal is in some trouble ahead of the May 5 primary.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2015

Potholes go curb-to-curb across E. Grand Blvd. at Chene, alongside I-94.   (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Charlie Langton: Would People Pay More In Sales Tax To Fix Michigan Roads?

“There was a pothole out here last year that I put a baby doll in because it was so deep.”

03/24/2015

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Lawmaker Recommends Taking Money Earmarked For Accident Victims To Fix Michigan Roads

One Michigan lawmaker says he has a “Plan B” to fix Michigan’s roads that does not involve a tax increase.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2015

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Tax Bump For Road Repairs: Prop 1 Ballot Language Approved

Voters will decide whether they want to increase the state sales tax and raise $1.3 billion a year more for transportation infrastructure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2015

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Could The Selfie License Plate Fund Michigan Roads?

I think I’ve come up with something that might actually take off and make Michigan a trendsetter.

97.1 The Ticket–02/25/2015

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New Michigan Legislature’s Early Agenda Depends On May Vote

“The May 5 ballot proposal on roads is going to be the lens through which everything gets done in the first six months.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2015

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Metro Detroit Wakes Up To Snow Friday: ‘Problems Are All Over’

On M-59 westbound, east of I-75, there were multiple accidents with police on the scene.

CBS Detroit–01/09/2015

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