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E-M:/ Mich. Env. Council's Tim Fisher on fixing highways in Detroit News



Michigan's highways are in abysmal condition. Potholes crater our secondary roads. The undersides of bridges are sheathed with plywood to keep crumbling concrete from striking motorists. There's simply no money to fix problems.

So it borders on insulting -- and certainly seems irresponsible -- that Michigan may spend more than $170 million in federal stimulus money to build bigger, wider roads rather than fixing the ones already in desperate straits.

 

 

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090319/OPINION01/903190321/1008

 

 

 

 

Hugh McDiarmid Jr.

Communications Director

Michigan Environmental Council

517-487-9539

 

"The most effective voice for the environment in Michigan" -- Former Michigan Gov. William G. Milliken