Gov. Whitmer Takes Action to ‘Fix the Damn Roads,’ Creating Jobs and Boosting Michigan EconomyWhitmer’s directive repairs roads, creates jobs for Michiganders.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced an executive directive to speed necessary repairs to Michigan’s roads, taking another major step in fulfilling her campaign promise to “Fix the Damn Roads.”
The governor’s plan calls for “all available resources” to be put to work repairing potholes on state roads, including hiring contractors to complete the roadwork quickly, the Detroit Free Press reports. The plan also calls on Michigan State Police to provide support for road crews and hastens the distribution of state funds to local road agencies.
Gov. Whitmer cited the need to improve conditions for working families. “No family should have to spend their hard-earned money” to repair damage caused by potholes, she said.
Whitmer has already overseen repairs to 13,000 miles of Michigan roads and nearly 1,000 of the state’s bridges, while supporting 82,000 related jobs and without incurring gas price increases for Michiganders. Her proposed budget for 2023 directs $150 million to support infrastructure that’s “economically critical” for the state.
“We’re kicking this into overdrive,” Gov. Whitmer said.