Road Repairs at Expense of New Roads

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Transportation experts say Michigan's push to upgrade most of its roads won't leave money for new roads or expansion of existing ones.

That means motorists can expect little relief from gridlock. The state spent more than $3 billion since 1997 on a ten-year repair effort.

The state is slightly behind its goal of having 78 percent of its roads in good shape by now. But M-DOT officials think they can make up the shortfall and meet the 2007 goal.