New report offers update on Michigan road conditions

Report to detail progress fixing roads

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A new report, out today, will some shed light on whether increased funding is helping Michigan's crumbling bridges and roads.

Local and state transportation leaders will join members of the national transportation research group TRIP on Tuesday, April 4, to review Michigan's surface transportation infrastructure needs.

In 2015, Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder signed, into law, a $1.2 billion transportation funding package. According to TRIP, "despite increased investment in Michigan's roads, highways and bridges as a result of increased transportation funding, the state still faces deteriorating road and bridge conditions, increasing highway fatalities, and increasing congestion due to significant increases in vehicle travel."

The report examines roads across the entire state and also, breaks down road conditions regionally.

A list of projects that are still needed in the Grand Rapids area, but that are still unfunded will be discussed during the presentation. Those projects have a projected price tag of $224 million, according to TRIP.

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