New Website Tracks Michigan Potholes

potholes New Website Tracks Michigan Potholes

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Ramming your front tire into a giant pothole is not fun.  But Michigan falls in a thaw, freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw, freeze longitude and you wouldn’t be a true Michigander if you haven’t hit a few fresh pot holes.

I hit my first major pothole on the Beltline in Grand Rapids. I blew out a tire. I was angry for days but eventually I chalked it up to mother nature, paid off the bill and got over it. However, some annoyed Michiganders are making it their mission to rid the state of nasty pot holes.

DriveMI.org has launched a pothole reporting tool on their site.  The Michigan Transportation Team is the driving force behind the website, they’re backing a “Drive MI Campaign” and hope to gain improve Michigan’s transportation infrastructure by bringing awareness to citizens, media and public officials

MITA executive vice president Mike Nystrom was quoted saying:

Driving on pothole-riddled roads costs each Michigan motorist an average of $370 a year, and the average pothole repair can run even higher… You can’t put a price tag on the frustration some of these potholes can cause.

Would you use this website to help avoid potholes? Would you report a pothole if you “found” one?  Tell us your pothole stories and how you feel below!

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