Drivers have been dodging a disastrous pothole problem on I-75 over the Rouge River Bridge in southwest Detroit.
Michigan officials have announced how $115 million of extra funding for shovel-ready road and bridge projects across the state will be spent.
While most city trash bins are dutifully lined up along the street, one serves as a warning of an impending sinkhole for residential drivers.
You can’t miss it along the pothole-ravaged Beresford Street.
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.
“To a car it’s just a normal pothole, but it could be life-threatening to a motorcyclist.”
A steady stream of cars clunk over the potholes that go all the way along the Southfield-Oak Park border.
Almost exactly one year ago, David Eggert of the Associated Press reported that “high-level talks over fixing Michigan’s deteriorating roads are at a standstill in the Capitol.”
Hackel says he thinks many lawmakers are not moving forward on a funding solution out of fear of not getting re-elected.
The city says it will repair potholes within 24 to 48 hours of being notified about them. Residents can report potholes via phone or by sending the city a message on its Facebook pages.