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Area Road Commissions React to Governor Snyder's Plans to Improve Roadways

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The Governor laid out his vision for the state on a number of issues going into the third year of his term. He also took a look back at what he says was a successful year in 2012. He is looking to continue to build on strengthening agriculture, auto, and tourism industries.

His top priority for 2013 is investing a billion dollars a year on repairing Michigan roads and bridges, and finding a new way to pay for it.

Area road commissions are anxious to see what the Governor has in-store for northern Michigan roadways. Roads and bridges are deteriorating to the tune of $3 million every day in repair costs; the current gas tax is not keeping up. That's why the Governor's plan has road commissions taking notice.

9and10's Sara Simnitch, and Photojournalist, Jeremy Erickson, have reaction in our continuing coverage.