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Michigan's worst road? Residents take problem into their own hands

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CLIO, MI (WNEM) -

Michigan is notorious for it's bad roads and our brutal winter didn't do anything to change that image.

But a road in Vienna Township, just south of Clio, could quite possibly be the worst road in the entire state.

"It's basically turned into a one lane road, where you're weaving from side to side," said Rhonda Bradburn, who lives on the road.

Take a drive down Meadowbrook Lane and you will be forced to dodge mounds of asphalt, marked off with barriers so drivers don't shred their undercarriages.

"I have a graduation party this summer, and I want to know if my guests will get car damage. When is it going to get fixed?" asks resident Sue Sharrow.

Residents here say their calls for help to the township and Genesee County have gone unanswered.

"My truck squeaks now. The road is just terrible," said Bobby Page, who has family who lives on the road.

The road started deteriorating in March, and since then, it has just continued to get worse and worse. The residents on Meadowbrook Lane took it into their own hands. They filed a petition and they're taking it to Vienna Township on Monday to try to have them do something about this.

"This isn't a private road, we pay taxes, and to me, I feel that it should be fixed," said Bradburn.

Thirty-one of the 37 homeowners along this bumpy road signed the petition. But their plea could turn out to be an expensive one.

"In order to get it fixed, they want us to have a petition signed, they want to have it assessed, and it sounds like they want us to pay for it, even though we pay taxes every year," said Bradburn.

The meeting is scheduled at Vienna Township Hall on Monday, May 5, at 5:30.  Residents hope to get a better idea of what the cost will be to replace the road, and learn if it will fall on their backs.

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