Warmer weather springs roads into pothole season
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:36:22 GMT —
he recent warmer temperature is a nice break from the cold
but is causing an old problem to pop up again
any of our roads are damaged and local road commissions are working overtime to make sure your ride
fter months of wear and tear
we are finally getting a first look at how bad the roads really are.
hey can do a lot of damage to vehicle
and you pay attention so you don't drop into one
," Sam Fahl, concerned driver said.
ropping into one may cost your car damage and cost you hundreds of dollars in repair costs.
ur county road commissions are
trying to save you a headache by getting
Monday and trying to fill as many potholes as they can.
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.
he roads are already starting to soften
, making them more vulnerable for pot holes to form.
ith that being said
xing the damaged roads will likely make a big dent in our area road commission budgets.
ood roads cost money
and bad roads cost more money," Tom Deans, Otsego County Road Commission Manager said.
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.
t's greatly needed
it's affecting our summer budget
it will affect it so this money will be welcome
," Deans said.