Michigan Roads

Potholes in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Researchers: Rubberized Asphalt May Be Key To Solving Michigan’s Road Woes

Could scrap tires hold the answers needed to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads?

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2014

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Terri Lynn Land, Gary Peters Spar Over Her Plan To Slash Gas Tax

The idea is that by reducing Washington’s middleman role, money would be saved through less “red tape” and bureaucracy. Land estimates savings of up to 20 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/07/2014

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Cash-Strapped Road Agencies Take Another Hit As Salt Prices Soar Ahead Of Winter

With temperatures in the 80s, who’s thinking about winter road salt? Road agencies are – and they’re seeing higher prices.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2014

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Officials Divvy Up $115 Million For Roads

Michigan officials have announced how $115 million of extra funding for shovel-ready road and bridge projects across the state will be spent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2014

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New Michigan Budget May Affect You In Many Ways

The Republican-written spending plan affects many corners of life — from how much it costs to attend a university to how many state troopers patrol the highways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2014

School bus with prop serves as a visual message to lawmakers about the state of Michigan roads. (WWJ/Stephanie  Davis)

‘It’s Gone Beyond Repairs,’ State Rep Says About Michigan Roads

More calls for State lawmakers to cut their summer break and get back to work on a plan to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2014

A trash bin placed in a pothole to warn drivers. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Trash Bin Stands As Warning To Drivers To Avoid Dangerous Pothole

While most city trash bins are dutifully lined up along the street, one serves as a warning of an impending sinkhole for residential drivers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2014

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What Lawmakers Did, Didn’t Do Before Summer Break

Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2014

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Michigan Legislature Adjourns Without Gas Tax Hike

Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state, yet also has some of the country’s highest taxes at the pump.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2014

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6 Things To Know About Michigan’s Gasoline Tax Debate

Time’s running short if Michigan is going to raise a lot more money to improve bumpy roads — a long source of frustration for drivers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2014

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