Click to view the Road Quality Working Group presentation

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 construction transparency requirement will lead to longer lasting roads May 29, 2018

Colbeck: road quality as important as dollars March 8, 2018

Sen. Colbeck legislation would provide accountability for road quality March 1, 2017

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.