Help Me Hank: Answering viewer questions about Michigan roads

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to discuss road fix plan Tuesday

DETROIT – As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to lay out some of her plan to fix Michigan's roads Tuesday in her State of the State Address, questions are pouring in about the state's roads.

Michigan's roads are a major problem, and Whitmer said she will fix them. But until that happens, many Local 4 viewers are wondering why they've become such a big problem.

"I've heard Michigan roads are bad because so many big trucks travel our highways," viewer Brian, from Wixom, said.

"When you see a pothole, is it better to slow down or speed up if you can't avoid hitting one?" viewer Ken, from Royal Oak, asked.

"The reason Ohio roads are better is because they have toll roads, right?" viewer Diane, from Monroe, asked.

"Aren't the lottery funds used to help repair our roads?" viewer Sam asked.

You can hear the answers from Debra Dodd, of the Michigan Department of Transportation, and Local 4's Hank Winchester, in the video posted above.

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