Rep. Whiteford approves solution to help Michigan road repairs

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Plan helps Allegan county and entire state

State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township this week voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible.

“Providing an additional $175 million for road and bridge repairs will help our local communities,” Rep. Whiteford said.  “This plan will help Allegan County tremendously, and improve our roads without higher taxes or cutting spending.”

The money included in the bill approved on Wednesday comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects in Michigan.

The new bill includes money for counties, cities and villages throughout Michigan.

Some of the estimated local allocations include Allegan County ($981,455) and the cities of Allegan ($39,803), Douglas ($13,675), Fennville ($10,203), Holland ($277,833), Hopkins ($5,605), Martin ($4,249), Otsego ($30,312), Plainwell ($28,330), Saugatuck ($9,540) and South Haven ($41,315).

The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees are required for the investment.

House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.