potholes

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

Tired Of Potholes, Hamtramck Residents Buy Cold Patch, Take Repairs Into Their Own Hands

Six residents in one of the poorest communities in Michigan got together and purchased 900 pounds of cold patch and spent a recent steamy July day on Lumpkin Road, pounding it in themselves.

CBS Detroit–07/27/2015

Potholes cover Midland Steet in Highland Park (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 50)

Survey: Metro Detroit Roads 4th Worst In Nation, Cost Drivers Nearly $900 Each Year

We all know the roads in metro Detroit are in terrible shape, but just how bad is it?

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2015

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Investigators Say Worn Tires, Not Potholes, Caused Fatal Crash

Four potholes, including one measuring 4.3 feet by 13.6 feet, were east of the crash scene in Oakland County’s Lyon Township.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2015

IHOP Waitresses. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Republican-Led House OKs Michigan Road-Funding Plan

Most bills were approved primarily along party lines Wednesday in the Republican-controlled House.

CBS Detroit–06/10/2015

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Eliminating Tax Credits For Low-Income Families Part Of New Republican Plan To Fix Roads

“We can do it – if we have the will to prioritize,” said House Speak Kevin Cotter.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

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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Report: Poor Condition Of Michigan Roads Costs Motorists Nearly $5 Billion Annually

Director of Research and Policy for the national transportation research group TRIP, Rocky Moretti, said that Michigan’s “infrastructure deficit” is only getting deeper.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2015

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Auto Repair Shop Owner: ‘It’s Like A Minefield Out There For Cars’

It’s pothole season. And those giant holes in the roads can cause expensive damage to your car.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2015

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Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel Wants Residents To Call 911 To Report Dangerous Potholes

Executive Mark Hackel is once again asking residents in Macomb County to help fix some of the county’s worst pothole-laden roads by calling 911.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2015

A Macomb county crew fills the large pothole on Mound Road. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Large Pothole On Mound Road In Macomb Takes Out Several Car Tires

As spring nears and pothole season arrives – there will be a lot more business for tire repair.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2015

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