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Fix the Damn Road (Signs)

Fix the Damn Road (Signs)

April 19, 2022

Lansing, Mich., April 19, 2022 – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has attempted to sell the public that she is fulfilling her 2018 campaign promise to “fix the damn roads”, but the realities of inflation, pothole season, and poor leadership are causing problems. The impact being felt by Michigan families is significant – a recent study showed that Michigan’s crumbling roads cost the average household $5,000 per year.

In addition to avoiding potholes, Michigan drivers need to keep an open eye on where they are heading. Recently, motorists in West Michigan spotted multiple road signs with obvious spelling errors, which were then covered with green tape – leaving motorists without clear directions. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been unable to determine how the mistake occurred. Wood TV 8 reports:

“A large wayfinding sign along I-96 near 48th Avenue pointed drivers toward the city of ‘Grand Radips.’ And if you follow the signs nearby at 68th Avenue, you can get to ‘Grand Radips’ by way of ‘Cooperville.’”

Contractors overseen by MDOT produce road signs in Michigan. 

“Gretchen Whitmer promised to fix the damn roads, but her Department of Transportation can’t even get the spelling on road signs correct,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “These errors are a mere glimpse into the administration’s lack of focus on fixing the damn roads.”

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