Being the home of automotive mass production genius Henry Ford you’d think that long term someone would come up with better surface designs to withstand the obvious challenges of MI weather.
Found an updated road maintenance page.
As of last November, capital spending per lane mile among Great Lakes states:
Road roughness score:
Percent of roads in poor condition.
Road Conditions and Spending by State: Does More Money Mean Better Roads?
Seems the people in Wisconsin are being rogered the worst: paying more than Indiana, for the worst roads in the region.
Michigan is simply neglecting it’s infrastructure. A few years ago, Michigan raised it’s fuel tax and registration fees, but, at the same time, the (L&Ses) withdrew an equal mount of road funding that had been coming from general revenue, to help cover two rounds of tax cuts for the “JCs”, so, in spite of the tax increase, there was no net increase in road funding. Michigan also charges 6% sales tax on fuel, so the total tax burden on fuel is one of the highest in the country, but the roads are among the worst.
How High are Gas Taxes in Your State?
As noted before, Michigan has a large budget surplus. The Gov proposed a budget with parts of that surplus going to infrastructure and education. The (L&Ses) said “oh no! that money has to go to the JCs”, and passed a tax cut accordingly. The Gov vetoed the tax cut. So, impasse,