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Detroit Regional Chamber Urges Action on Comprehensive Plan to Properly Fund Michigan’s Roads

DETROIT, March 10, 2014: Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Vice President of Government Relations, Brad Williams, issued the following statement calling for the Legislature to work on a comprehensive plan that adequately funds Michigan’s roads. Williams released the statement as several lawmakers were expected to hold a press conference in Southfield that highlighted the damage potholes are causing vehicles across Michigan.

“We appreciate that legislators in both parties acknowledge that deteriorating roads are a hindrance to economic growth. But this is one aspect of a larger problem, and Michigan roads need more than a Band-Aid. We’ve all driven over potholes that are patched – they are just short-term fixes that don’t address the underlying problem. Michigan’s roads crisis requires a comprehensive, sustainable solution. Failing to properly fix Michigan’s roads will cost businesses and residents much more in the long run. That’s why the Detroit Regional Chamber supports Governor Snyder’s plan to raise over $1 billion annually in dedicated road funding, and encourages lawmakers to take action.”

About the Detroit Regional Chamber

Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, education reform, regional collaboration and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit

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