National research group releasing findings on Michigan road funding

National research group releasing findings on Michigan road funding

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It's no secret that our state's roads are in bad shape.

Today, a national research group is holding news conferences all across Michigan to highlight why our state needs more road funding.

The group called TRIP--or National Transportation Research Group--will be releasing a report Tuesday, showing just how bad our roads are, and how much money is needed to fix them.

Today, they are hosting news conferences in West Michigan, Lansing, and Detroit to highlight their findings.

The TRIP report includes a list of $224 million worth of un-funded projects in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo area alone.

Researchers say there are $3.3 million in road repair projects that are needed statewide.

Part of their report being released Tuesday will also look at travel trends, and traffic safety issues as well as possible solutions to get our roads and bridges fixed here in Michigan.

The researchers from trip will join state and local leaders in Detroit at 10 a.m., then Lansing at 1 p.m., and finally they'll be in Grand Rapids at 3 p.m., releasing their findings and talking to officials about those solutions.

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