Bay City receives $1.3 million for road repairs - WNEM TV 5

Bay City receives $1.3 million for road repairs

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BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

Bay City received emergency road funding from the state along with more than a million dollars to repair a main drag.

"Working here on Euclid we had people coming in all the time, 'I just hit a pothole, I don't know what happened,'" said Richie Westerby, Auto Repair Shop employee.

He was happy to hear that the city will repave the northbound lanes of the road. According to the Bay City Times the city received $1.3 million from the state's priority roads investment program for that project.

Westerby also was a pothole victim while driving on northbound Euclid Avenue last winter.

"Dented my rim. Took me about a month to actually find a rim for my car and when I did it cost me almost $350," he said.

Bay City also received half a million dollars to fix potholes that are rampant on city streets.

Bay City residents said they were ecstatic to hear money is coming to fix those potholes and repave Euclid Avenue.

The Euclid Avenue project will run from Salzburg to North Union Street. It will include moving water lines from under Euclid to under sidewalks. Water line breaks have caused most of the pothole problems.

Westerby said he can't wait for the Euclid Avenue project to get underway.

"I'll take the inconvenience if they're going to fix it and fix it right and it's going to be good," he said.

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