State Rep. Mike Callton is inviting area residents to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 17 to discuss the condition of local roads, as well as the options state government is considering for funding improvements.
Callton, R-Nashville, will be joined at the event by Brad Lamberg, who is managing director of the Barry County Road Commission, as well as a representative from the Michigan Department of Transportation.
The meeting is free and open to the public, and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Barry County Enrichment Center, located at 231 S. Broadway in Hastings. The panel will speak about repair, maintenance and funding of Michigan’s road infrastructure. Comments and questions from the audience will be encouraged.
“Upgrading our transportation system has been a lightning rod issue this year, and at some point we are going to need to make the tough decisions as to what’s next,” said Callton. “Before we reach that point, I’d like to hear from local residents their thoughts about what most needs to be fixed and how it should be paid for.”
More information about road maintenance and options for improving infrastructure can be found at www.mi.gov/MDOT.