Michigan wants federal help for roads

| 3/17/2003

Michigan is looking to the federal government to help it repair its run-down roads, The Detroit News reported March 13.

According to a report from The Road Information Program, a national transportation research group, Michigan ranks No. 5 among states for interstates in poor condition and No. 1 for interstate bridges in bad repair.

Members of the state’s congressional delegation told the paper they would even consider higher federal fuel taxes if it were necessary to get money for the state’s roads.