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Don't pour stimulus cash into widening highways

Fix Michigan's crumbling roads first before fattening the freeways
Mar 19, 2009
Michigan's highways are in abysmal condition. Potholes crater our secondary roads. The undersides of bridges are sheathed with plywood to keep crumbling concrete from striking motorists. There's simply no money to fix problems.

So it borders on insulting -- and certainly seems irresponsible -- that Michigan may spend more than $170 million in federal stimulus money to build bigger, wider roads rather than fixing the ones already in desperate straits.

Read MEC Deputy Policy Director Tim Fischer's op-ed in the Detroit News:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090319/OPINION01/903190321/1008
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