County road commissioner weighs in on road funding bill - WNEM TV 5

County road commissioner weighs in on road funding bill

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John Daly, the Genesee County Road Commission director, calls this new road funding bill something that's long overdue.

"I believe the legislature and the governor need to be commended for what they've done," Daly said.

The $1.2 billion dollar plan passed in both the house and senate. Making its way to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk. Now it's all over but the signing.

The bill will generate $1.2 billion annually by 2021. State registration fees and fuel taxes will both increase starting in 2017.

In that same year, Genesee County will see an additional $1 million to $2 million in funding.

"We'll be doing more and more preventative maintenance on the roads so we can get the full service life out of those roads that we should be getting. The second will be paying particular attention to bridges," Daly said.

While Daly said he is pleased to see state lawmakers taking action to fix our roads. He insists more needs to be done.

"This is not the final solution. This will not in it of itself will not fix the road systems in Genesee County or in the state of Michigan," Daly said. "And we're going to have to come back and address this in the future."

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