WEMU News
7:49 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Road Conditions Won't Improve Soon, warns County Road Commission

The Washtenaw County Road Commission is warning that area roads will continue to be in rough shape for a while, as long as the weather continues to freeze and thaw.

Credit Andrew Cluley

Jim Harmon is the road commission's Director of Operations.

"We're experiencing rough road conditions s county-wide at this time," Harmon said, "both on our paved roads and un-paved roads, and our crews are working each day to try and patch and hold these roads together until things completely thaw out and stabalize."

Harmon says Washtenaw County will be receiving some of the additional road maintenance funding the state is making available, but they don't yet know exactly how much that will be. 

He says the larger issue of properly funding road maintenance and improvements is something the legislative leadership needs to address.

Washtenaw County Road Commission Director of Operations Jim Harmon says the state needs to figure out a way to properly fund road maintenance for the long-term.