Examining the roads of metro Detroit and what it will take to fix them

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jun 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-04 19:28:48-04

(WXYZ) — In tonight's 7 UpFront report we're talking about something everyone can relate to - our roads.

We're being joined by the Executive Director of the County Road Association Denise Donohue.

You can see the full interview in the video player above.

"We have a real backlog in Michigan in terms of our local bridge system that's either under the control of the county road agency or the city/village," Donohue says. "We've not kept up there with funding for the bridges. We've been using, we have one half a cent of our gas tax that goes to bridges, that has been the same since 2003, and the revenue is actually declining because the cars have become more fuel-efficient, the people are buying less fuel, and so the dollars available for bridges have actually declined at the same time the bridge system is aging. And so forth, so it is something that really needs attention."