Northern Michigan road repairs getting extra boost Rep Allor says

first_img### State Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine today said more money to fix roads is headed to northern Michigan, without raising taxes or fees.“It’s obvious to everyone our roads need a lot of work, and we’re adding resources to help get the job done,” Allor said after additional road funding she supported was signed into law. “This is a top priority for Michigan residents.”An additional $175 million in transportation funding will be allocated statewide. Much of the money is headed directly to counties, cities and villages for road preservation and construction.Alpena County is expected to receive more than $340,000, Cheboygan County will receive nearly $400,000, Presque Isle County will get about $287,000, Alcona County will top $268,000 and Iosco County will receive more than $389,000. Cities and villages will get extra money on top of those allocations going to countywide agencies.The money is already available because various state departments did not spend as much as originally projected during a previous budget cycle – a sign that state government is being careful and efficient with taxpayer money, Allor said. That’s why no budget cuts or additional fees or taxes are required for the investment.The extra money comes in addition to record-level road funding provided by previous long-term reforms. The state also has strengthened its warranty system designed to make sure new and refurbished roads will last longer. Categories: Allor News,Newscenter_img 20Mar Northern Michigan road repairs getting extra boost, Rep. Allor sayslast_img read more

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