75
      Monday
      81 / 60
      Tuesday
      87 / 66
      Wednesday
      85 / 67

      Warmer weather springs roads into pothole season

      M any of our roads are damaged and local road commissions are working overtime to make sure your ride is smoother.


      T

      he recent warmer temperature is a nice break from the cold

      ,

      but is causing an old problem to pop up again

      ,

      potholes.


      M

      any of our roads are damaged and local road commissions are working overtime to make sure your ride
      is smoother.


      A

      fter months of wear and tear

      ,

      we are finally getting a first look at how bad the roads really are.


      "T

      hey can do a lot of damage to vehicle

      s

      and you pay attention so you don't drop into one

      ," Sam Fahl, concerned driver said.


      D

      ropping into one may cost your car damage and cost you hundreds of dollars in repair costs.


      O

      ur county road commissions are

      trying to save you a headache by getting

      out
      Monday and trying to fill as many potholes as they can.


      "W

      e've had a few complaints

      ,

      but people for the most part
      know we've been getting snow constantly and we haven't had time and if the weather finally gives us a break so we can get out there do something about them," David Priest, Leelanau County Road Commission Superintendent said.


      T

      he roads are already starting to soften

      , making them more vulnerable for pot holes to form.


      W

      ith that being said

      ,



      fi

      xing the damaged roads will likely make a big dent in our area road commission budgets.


      "G

      ood roads cost money
      and bad roads cost more money," Tom Deans, Otsego County Road Commission Manager said.


      I

      n
      Lansing, legislators are proposing a move that would allocate $100 million to these departments to help alleviate these costs, but right now that bill is stalled.


      "I

      t's greatly needed

      ,

      it's affecting our summer budget



      it will affect it so this money will be welcome

      ," Deans said.

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