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Michigan voters showed overwhelming support for road millages

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Posted at 6:59 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 06:59:06-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan voters showed overwhelming support for road millages in metro Detroit and across the state.

Voters massed 98% of the 40 millage renewals on the ballot and 88% of the 33 new road millages proposed.

“Voters continually demonstrate that road improvement and maintenance are top priorities for their communities,” said Denise Donohue, director of the County Road Association of Michigan. “County road agencies appreciate the support from members of the community who vote to support millages that will improve the local county roads and bridge network.”

The four new millage proposals that didn’t pass were in Grass Lake Charter Township (Jackson County), Raisin Township (Lenawee County), Fillmore Township and Leighton Township (Allegan County).

Of the 40 road millages proposed for renewal, there were 38 township and two countywide (Iron County and Grand Traverse County) questions on the ballot. The one renewal that did not pass was Hopkins Township (Allegan County).