Gov. Snyder To Discuss Local Control For Local Roads

Gov. Rick Snyder is unveiling his plan to eliminate the 19-cent gas tax and replace it with a wholesale fuel price, and grant local communities more control over their roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2011

Gov. Snyder Wants Wholesale Tax On Fuel

Governor Rick Snyder this week will unveil his road map for making Michigan’s roads better. This follows a new report this week that showed the state’s infrastructure is failing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2011

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Michigan Engineers Group Says State Roads, Bridges Flunk

Michigan is still not making the grade after receiving an overall D grade for infrastructure two years ago, the Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers announced Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2011

New roads facilitate movement along rivers and roads, which can in turn fuel the spread of superbugs. Photo of the Cayapas River in the province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador taken by James Trostle of Trinity College. (University of Michigan photo.)

UM Research: Roads Pave The Way For Spread Of Superbugs

Antibiotic resistant E. Coli was much more prevalent in villages situated along roads than in rural villages located away from roads, which suggests that roads play a major role in the spread or containment of antibiotic resistant bacteria, commonly called superbugs, a new study finds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2011

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Road Commission: Fix As Many Potholes As You Can In 10 Days For $25K

Call it the $25,000 question: Does a Pennsylvania company have what it takes to fix Michigan’s pothole problem? The Monroe County Road Commission is planning to find out.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2011


Will Mich. Benefit From Obama’s Plan To Spend More On Road Projects?

Included in President Obama’s “American Jobs Act” is a proposal to spend $50 billion on road and bridge projects.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2011

Jacknife semi on the I-96/94 interchange Friday morning (WWJ Photo/Bill Szumanski)

Icy Conditions Cause Major Traffic Backups

Freezing rain and drizzle that’s moved into the area is causing treacherous driving conditions for Friday morning commuters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2011


Snow Blamed For Fatal Crash

Snow-covered roads may have contributed to a deadly accident in Imlay City.


Snow Covers Roads, Numerous Spinouts Reported

Police were responding to numerous spinout accidents Saturday and were advising drivers to slow down.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2011

Snow Showers Cause Slick Morning Commute

Drivers getting a taste of winter survival weather on the roads Thursday morning. And a little extra time, space and patience will be needed on the roadways as a dusting of snow and generally wet […]





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