michigan roads

Winding Road
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A ruling that outraged charities in Michigan could be overturned. The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to bring back roadside donation collections.

Portland street closed sign
Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

A team of four middle-schoolers from southeast Michigan is winning awards for a robot designed to fix potholes.

cars on highway
WKAR File Photo

Michigan has no long-term plan to repair its crumbling infrastructure.  That’s the message a coalition of engineers, businesses and public policy experts is telling state lawmakers gathering this week on Mackinac Island.

car crash
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2016 proved to be a deadly year for Michigan motorists. It's an endless list of names, and for the first time since 2007, over 1000 people were killed on Michigan roads.

M. Emin Kutay photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

MSU researcher Dr. Emin Kutay is looking for ways to use rubber from scrap tires in asphalt. Will his work lead to better roads in Michigan?

I-94 photo
Jeff Powers / flickr creative commons

The Michigan Department of Transportation has plans to renovate a 6.7 stretch of I-94 near Detroit. MDOT says the plan will make the highway safer and reduce traffic congestion. But environmentalists are raising concerns about the impact of the project. We talk to Nick Schroeck, of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, about why.


Pothole photo
The Tire Zoo / flickr creative commons

The Michigan House adjourned last week without a road funding deal in hand. In the meantime, one citizen group says corporations aren’t carrying their share of the tax load. They’re gathering signatures to put a corporate take hike on the November 2016 ballot.  Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with a spokesman for the Citizens for Fair Taxes coalition.