Report Says Detroit Area Roads Going From Bad To Worse

November 25, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

"The longer we wait to increase funding for a transportation system, the more it's going to cost to fix it."

Kathleen Lomako, Executive Director of the Southeast Michigan Council of Goverenments.

As state lawmakers figure out how to fix Michigan’s roads, a new study says their inaction has made Metro Detroit’s roads worse in the last two years. The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments recently surveyed the condition of the region’s highways and major roads. It found that just 14 percent of the pavement was in good shape, down from 16 percent in 2012. SEMCOG Executive Director Kathleen Lomako tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that means only a few roads don’t need to be repaired or rebuilt right away. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.