The state of Michigan's transportation system may soon be even worse off. The Michigan Department of Transportation just released their new five year plan. In it, MDOT has cut 246 previously planned road projects statewide over the next five years due to a lack of funding. Those cuts mean the loss of nearly 8,000 jobs the projects would have created.
Mike Nystrom, Transportation Lobbyist: "These are heavily traveled routes that are listed on this project that are being pulled back. In the end, yeah, every one of them are important to the future of Michigan. We have deterioration, we have public safety, we have all those types of things that are a concern right now."
Dozens of those canceled projects were supposed to be right here in mid-Michigan. Drive down any Michigan road and you may be in for a treat.