State Rep. Steve Carra has introduced legislation that he said will increase the quality and durability of Michigan roads.
A member of the House Transportation Committee, Carra introduced a plan to require long-term contracts for road construction and maintenance.
Carra said under his plan, contractors will have a vested interest in making and maintaining durable highways and roadways. Carra’s House Bill 5369 would require the Michigan Department of Transportation, whenever undertaking a new construction or full reconstruction of part of a highway, to award a contract for designing, building, operating, preserving and maintaining the road.
Each contract would continue for at least 10 years after completion of the initial construction project.
House Bill 5369 was referred to the Committee on Transportation for review.