Whitmer: Rebuilding Michigan "not a long term fix"

Whitmer delivers State of the State Address on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer hosted a media round table the day after her State of the State Address to update her Rebuilding Michigan plan.

She was expected to discuss and focus on her plans for Michigan roads.

During her State of the State Address, Whitmer said her administration can add and expand 122 major new projects and "nearly double the amount available to fix roads over the next 5 years."

The meeting began at 10 a.m. at the Romney Building,

At the meeting, Whitmer said she wants to invest money into rebuilding from scratch the most traveled and damaged roads in Michigan.

She estimates the rebuilt roads to last another 25 to 30 years.

Whitmer said that her plan will save taxpayer dollars by avoiding inflation. According to her, in the long haul, the project will save the state and taxpayers money by saving on future costs of continually repairing the same roads.

However, Whitmer said financing the Rebuilding Michigan plan is not a long term solution.

"It's not a long term fix, legislation needs to be involved," she said.

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