Counties, cities and towns have received $60.9 million from the state to pay for road maintenance costs after one of Michigan's harshest winters in history.
The Legislature allocated $100 million for special road maintenance that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law last month. The Michigan Department of Transportation and state counties received about $39 million each while cities and towns received roughly $22 million on Thursday.
Transportation Director Kirk Steudle says the funds are "badly needed" for the "extremely high costs of plowing, salting and filling potholes this past winter."