Why are Lansing's streets in such bad condition?

Lansing’s street network has been underfunded for years, which in short answers the question. The effect of the long-term lack of funding is why our system is in such poor condition. In order to address the current condition of the system, annual funding needs to be over $25 million. The actual funding for street repair needs has averaged less than $4 million per year as shown on the following graph:

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As the lack of funding of our streets continues, the cost to fix our street network continues to increase rapidly; growing from $100M in 2006 to $211M in 2016. 

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1. Lansing's streets seem horrible – so, how bad are they actually?
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 sources the 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?