LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer filled potholes with the Oakland County Roads Commission in Lake Orion today.
The governor worked alongside road commission staff to learn about patching techniques and road repair strategies.
“I am thrilled that the Oakland County Road Commission allowed me to roll up my sleeves and play a small part in the vital work they do each and everyday,” said Governor Whitmer. “We must continue to rebuild our roads and bridges to keep Michiganders safe and bolster our economy.”
Making long term investments in Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure is one of Governor Whitmer’s major priorities.
Last year, Whitmer announced the Rebuilding Michigan plan, a $3.5 billion bond plan to rebuild state highways and bridges, expanding hundreds of major new road projects over the next five years.
For years, I’ve talked about the importance of Fixing the Damn Roads. Recently, I had the opportunity to roll up my sleeves and do just that. Thank you to everyone at the Oakland County Road Commission and OE Local 324 for letting me tag along for the afternoon. pic.twitter.com/3BUurOwf4G— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) April 20, 2021