Percentage of Roads in Good or Fair Condition in the Paved Federal Aid System
Why it Matters: The condition of Michigan's roads affects everyone-from businesses that rely on the transportation network to transport goods and services, to motorists who expect safe and convenient access to work and school. Rough roads increase the cost of owning a car and can cause damage to tires and suspensions and reduced fuel efficiency. Maintaining road health is important because the cost of returning a poor road to good condition is four to five times greater than the cost of returning a fair road to good condition. Allowing more roads to reach poor condition will dramatically increase the cost of repairing Michigan's road network.