LANSING, Mich. – Rob Coppersmith, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA), issued the following statement following the release of an EPIC-MRA poll showing that Michigan voters rate infrastructure as the top problem and issue in Michigan:
“Time and again Michigan voters have said that fixing Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure is a top issue for the state. An incredible 93 percent of Michigan residents give our roads a negative rating, showing that even though we’ve begun to increase our short-term investment in fixing Michigan’s infrastructure, we still have a long way to go.
“Even more, two-thirds of Michigan voters said that fixing all types of infrastructure – roads, bridges, dams and underground infrastructure – are equally important. The results speak for themselves – Michiganders are fed up with crumbling roads, failing dams, and broken underground infrastructure that leads to flooded roads and basements.
“The results of this poll show the continued need for a long-term, sustainable infrastructure plan from Michigan’s leaders. Study after study shows that Michigan’s infrastructure will continue to worsen if we don’t make the needed investments now. I hope Michigan’s leaders will see these results and come together to do what’s needed and pass a long-term infrastructure plan that will put Michigan on the right track.”
To read analysis from EPIC-MRA on the poll results, click here. To view a one-pager on the poll, click here.
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The Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association is a statewide trade association that represents a broad spectrum of heavy construction companies and suppliers that help build a better Michigan from the ground up. For more information, visit thinkmita.org.