With the support of state Rep. Aaron Miller, road-repair crews in Cass and St. Joseph counties will have more money to fix potholes.
Legislation signed into law this week provides an additional $175 million in transportation funding statewide beyond what was previously planned. The money was unspent by various state departments during a previous budget cycle, meaning no budget cuts, additional fees or taxes are required for the investment.
St. Joseph County will get more than $520,000. In addition, cities and villages will get extra funding. That means nearly $8,000 for Burr Oak, $11,000 for Centreville, $10,600 for Colon, more than $17,000 to Constantine municipal officials, more than $8,600 to Mendon, $80,000 to the city of Sturgis, $58,000 to Three Rivers and $12,000 for White Pigeon.
The road commission for Cass County is scheduled to receive nearly $525,000 beyond what already was planned.