Many Michigan roads are in exceedingly poor condition. Not only is this a safety matter, it is an economic issue for both our families dealing with expensive auto repairs and the businesses we want to come to our state. While more funding has been made available for roads in recent years, Senator Colbeck believes the root cause of our road maintenance problems is not our funding levels but rather how that money is being used on poor construction quality standards. New product innovations and maintenance techniques may cost more upfront but can save taxpayers money in the long-run through lowered net lifecycle costs. With roads lasting longer between repairs, we would also not be inconvenienced by orange barrels as often.
Editorials & Press Releases:
Colbeck: road quality as important as dollars March 8, 2018
Why is it so hard to pass a roads plan? November 19, 2015
A Road Fix is Within Our Grasp August 7, 2015
Time to Upgrade Our Roads! July 1, 2015
Victory of Common Sense over Politics-as-Usual May 6, 2015
How to fix the roads without raising taxes March 12, 2015
To Tax or Not to Tax – That is the question December 1, 2014
Increasing taxes should be the last not the first option September 10, 2014
Road Funding – The Rest of the Story June 23, 2014
Road Funding Strategy that Respects Taxpayers April 22, 2014
How to raise road money without raising taxes February 19, 2013
To hear Senator Colbeck discuss these issues, click HERE.