Are you tired of driving through Metro Detroit and riding over deep pot holes? Well, $500 million may be on the way to fix the conditions. Lawmakers are currently negotiating on the road fund package, but many are saying $500 million is not enough.
According to sources, both House Republicans and Minority Democrats agree that at least one to one-point-five billion is needed to repair the roads, after the state suffered a long and strenuous winter. Democrats proposed an idea to double permit fees for over sized vehicles to help with the expenses.
Michigan Transportation officials and the House of Transportation Committee are still working out the details of the plan. Today a hearing was scheduled. As for now, residents are still waiting for smoother pavements.