LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — It may seem like ancient history given all the political developments, but just two years ago we were in a full blown argument in this state about how, and even if, we should spend more money on roads and infrastructure.

A big ballot plan, Proposal 1, failed miserably in May 2015, but by November the legislature had come up with a plan to pump $1.2 billion into roads.

Now as the deadline for that cash to materialize draws closer, what will it look like and where will it come from?

This year’s road construction season will bring hundreds of repairs and building projects, both big and small. When it’s all done, there will be hundreds of much needed projects .

More of those may be addressed beginning in the 2019-20 budget when the $1.2 billion in additional funding promised by the legislature will be available, largely for roads and bridges. But will it really be there?