Michigan counties, towns receive $60.9 million for roads

Macomb, Oakland, Wayne counties get most money -- $2.4 million each

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A patch of road on Interstate 96 in Wayne County which is part of a reconstruction project planned for 2014.

LANSING, Mich. - 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."

Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties received the most money, getting between $2-4 million each.

Related: I-96 shutdown begins Saturday, will last into October

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