road repair

6:13 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Calhoun County Road Projects Funded by State

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Largest share goes to improving I-94 Business Loop from I-69 to Marshall Circle
Calhoun County will see an additional $6.1 million in road projects after the state announced additional funding Wednesday. Funding for projects in Kalamazoo County were also announced.
6:10 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Road Projects in Vicksburg and Schoolcraft get State Funding

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$230-million in grants was set aside for road projects across the state
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - As they struggle to deal with storm damage this week, the villages of Schoolcraft and Vicksburg finally got some good news Wednesday. They will be getting more than a $750,000 in state special road projects funding, said, state Rep. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage.
8:44 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Higher Prices for Heavier Trucks Debated as Part of Solution on Roads

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Senate hasn't taken up House bills that raise permit fees and fines for overweight trucks
LANSING - As state lawmakers resume talks Tuesday on hiking the fuel tax or sales tax to raise money to fix Michigan's crumbling roads, many drivers are pushing back, complaining the state will be throwing good money after bad if it doesn't address one of the biggest factors chewing up the pavement - heavy trucks.
SW Michigan
5:41 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

State House Passes Road Bills

The state house has passed a set of bills that would provide the government with money for fixing roads and bridges. That’s according to Gongwer News Service, which reports the proposed legislation would deliver about $450 million to the state’s infrastructure projects each year.

Most of that amount would be raised by pulling money from fuel sales and use taxes out of the general fund.

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SW Michigan
5:44 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Bolger Proposes Road Repair Funding Plan

Statehouse Speaker Jase Bolger has proposed a plan for how the state could raise badly needed road maintenance and repair funds.

Gongwer News Service reports that the greatest amount of money would come from sales and use taxes that are already in place. Bolger says those sources could yield $450 million for roads by next year.

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