(04/03/14) - Several million dollars is coming to Mid-Michigan governments to help cover the huge cost of clearing roads over the winter.
The $60.9 million just released is part of the $100 million provided in a supplemental appropriations bill enacted by the Michigan Legislature and signed into law, March 14, by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The Michigan Department of Transportation announced, Thursday, that it's now available for counties, townships and villages to use. It must be used for winter maintenance costs and not for things like administration or overhead costs.
Among the money coming to Mid-Michigan:
Bay County - $488,000
Genesee County - $1.3 million
Midland County - $359,000
Saginaw County $805,000
Shiawassee County - $331,000.
The city of Flint gets just over half a million.
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"This will allow us to have a maintenance season this summer that will be supported by "normal" funding," said John Daly with the Genesee County Road Commission.
The city of Flint said it will use its money to supplement what crews are already out doing in light of what winter left behind.
"We're really ramping up the repairs on the roads with the cold patching," said city spokesman Jason Lorenz. "(We're) running 10 hours shifts during the week and eight hours shifts on Saturdays."
Read Flint's pothole patching plan HERE.
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