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MDOT Hoping for Budget Boost After State of the State

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One of the main points made last night was actually a flag-ship point he made last year, transportation and roads.

As pothole season takes over Northern Michigan the need is never clearer for road upgrades than now.

Last year, money was allocated from the state's general fund to transportation but that money was locked for road improvements and re-builds, it did not go towards maintenance like plowing, salting and fixing holes.

Maintenance budgets are paid through gas tax.

More efficient cars, means less gas sold, means less money for MDOT.

9&10 News' Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Jacob Johnson spoke to MDOT on the new promises and have more details.