Michigan counties, towns receive $60.9 million for roads
Macomb, Oakland, Wayne counties get most money -- $2.4 million each
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."
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