We’ve all suffered from Michigan’s deteriorating road conditions. To compound those problems, nearly 30 percent of Michigan’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, according to the Federal Highway Administration.
At a time when hundreds of bridges around the country are in need of repair, the last thing that needs to happen is the expiration of the federal Highway Trust Fund, which funds infrastructure projects around the country.
But that’s exactly what could happen soon if we don’t take action. Congress has recently passed a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund, but the truth of the matter is that we need a long-term extension to ensure that crucial infrastructure projects can continue. It’s the right thing for safety, job creation, and our environment.
Add your name now to support a long-term reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund >>
We can’t wait. Congress has passed 33 short-term extensions of the Highway Trust Fund in the last 6 years, but it’s past time for a long-term reauthorization that will keep projects from being delayed or cancelled.
Many of our roads and bridges in Michigan are in desperate need of repair, and we need a comprehensive solution.