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Michigan Roads

Posted on: March 24th, 2015

Michigan Roads - Rick SnyderBy Jonathan Oosting | LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder dropped by the MLive hub in downtown Lansing on Monday to discuss Proposal 1 in depth.

The May 5 ballot question will ask voters to increase the state sales tax from six percent to seven percent but exempt fuel.

Ballot Education for Roads and Schools

Posted on: March 20th, 2015

Michigan residents will vote on a constitutional amendment on May 5th to increase revenue for roads and stabilize funding for schools and local governments.

The proposal will increase the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. If the proposal passes, bills that passed the legislature late last year will go into effect providing increased revenue for roads. 

Within three years, $1.2 billion in new revenue will be available for roads allowing road agencies to make positive steps toward improving our roads and bridges.

Rough Roads Ahead as We Move into Spring

Posted on: March 10th, 2015

Washtenaw County, Mich. — The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) warns motorists that many roads in the county have already become rough and others are likely to become more difficult to navigate in the coming days, as temperatures continue to rise during the day, but dip below freezing on some nights.

Keys to Winter Driving

Posted on: February 25th, 2015

Driving in Michigan can be very challenging during the winter months. Ice, snow, wind and below-freezing temperatures often combine to make winter weather driving a difficult undertaking. 

WCRC is committed to keeping our roads as safe as possible during these winter months. Winter maintenance crews are maintaining roads and bridges as conditions require. WCRC urges motorists to do their part and follow these simple steps when driving in winter weather: