Kesto Seeks Feedback on Roads in Survey

The online survey is open until March 15 on the new legislator's website.

If you have an opinion about Michigan's roads and bridges, and Gov. Rick Snyder's plans to fix them, State Rep. Klint Kesto (R-Commerce), wants to know.

The freshman legislator launched an online survey through his office website designed to gauge input from constituents on what the proper course of action is to fix and improve transportation routes statewide. During his State of the State address, Snyder proposed major increases in gasoline, diesel and vehicle registration taxes to fund $1.2 billion in road repairs.

Kesto has yet to endorse any proposal and said he needs to hear from constituents in West Bloomfield, Commerce, Wixom and Wolverine Lake first. The survey closes on March 15.

"The Legislature is trying to come up with innovative and cost-efficient ways to address the problems of Michigan's crumbling roads and bridges," Kesto said in a statement. "Our roads are in immediate need of attention, and ... the best way to identify that solution is to ask people who drive on the roads and bridges on a daily basis."

The survey results will be shared with the Michigan Department of Transportation and local road officials to help determine priorities and how comfortable residents are with plans to fix the problem, he said.

Those unable to take the survey online may give their feedback by contacting Kesto's office at (517) 373-1799, or via e-mail at KlintKesto@house.mi.gov.

Howard Rosenberg February 19, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Survey seems useless without inviting comments. What about the matching funds from the feds regarding the new bridge?
JohnKimble February 19, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Mr. Kestko's survey also leaves a lot to be desired with respect to opinions on causation of our current road conditions. The suggestion of "pay per mile" and other similar ideas vetted for higher efficiency cars and hybrids which often weigh less is appalling. Our roads are subjected to the heaviest tonnages allowed in the nation - for the most part I avoid the heavily congested commuter routes that are cratered by the commercial/industrial traffic - but even the back-country roads in rural Oakland County are falling victim to the heavy/industrial traffic as a result of the pipeline construction, and the frequent gravel haulers.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »