How large is the annual funding shortfall for streets and what is being done to address it?
Act 51 primarily funds maintenance and a small amount of capital improvements. Historically, the City has had regular outside sources of funding for the street system for capital improvements. Because $25 million is needed and only $4.2 million is provided, there is a $20.8 million shortfall.

In order to fix this, possibly solutions include changes at the state level to the gas and weight tax as well as adding an additional special millage.

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1. Lansing's streets seem horrible. How bad are they?
2. What causes streets to deteriorate?
3. What can be done to extend the life of pavement and prevent streets from deteriorating so quickly?
4. Why are Lansing's streets in such bad condition?
5. What are the sources of funding for improving Lansing's streets?
6. How large is the annual funding shortfall for streets and what is being done to address it?
7. What can residents do?