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Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:25

Senator Green supports $100 million in funding for pothole repair

(AREA) -- The state Senate Committee on Appropriations Tuesday approved a supplemental appropriations bill amendment adding $100 million in funding to help fill potholes on roadways across Michigan. The funding is coming from the Roads and Risks Reserve Fund, which helped fund road improvement projects across Michigan last year. According to Senator Mike Green of Mayville, this is yet another step in the right direction toward making the necessary improvements to roads and bridges. Potholes are not only dangerous, but can cause thousands' of dollars worth of damage to vehicles on the road. The RRR Fund was created out of the 2014 General Government budget. The fund was appropriated $230 million in one-time General Fund revenue. From the remaining funds, $100 million will be spent on emergency pothole repair. The money will be split among state roads at 39.1 percent, county roads at 39.1 percent, and city/village roads at 21.8 percent.