State House passes 175 million dollar spending bill for roads

Feb 21, 2018

Michigan Representative Laura Cox
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Michigan’s roads might get a spending boost. The state House passed a measure to put millions towards roads today.


175 million to be exact. The money would be disbursed to cities and villages, county road commissions and state road preservation and projects.

   Governor Rick Snyder asked for 175 million dollars in new money for roads in his budget for the fiscal year that starts in October. But lawmakers want it in time for construction season.

   Republican Representative Laura Cox is a bill sponsor.


“I think that this is a good step forward to say that we’re addressing the problems that we have in the roads.”

According to the Department of Transportation, it costs an average of 3-point-2 million dollars to reconstruct one lane of one mile of freeway.