MDOT offers ‘reality check’
LANSING – A new “Reality Check” video and information sheet from the Michigan Department of Transportation looks at why potholes are patched like they are, and why the patch can’t possibly be a permanent repair.
The first two videos and fact sheets covered two common claims, and offered data and information on why they aren’t correct:
Reality Check No. 1: Funding Can Wait
Myth: Michigan’s roads and bridges aren’t that bad, and there are plenty of other priorities.
Reality: Michigan’s transportation system is hurting, and waiting just makes things worse.
MDOT Reality Check No. 2: More Salt, Please!
Myth: MDOT has gotten dangerously stingy with salt, and they need to use more! Reality: MDOT has made changes to be more efficient with salt, but not at the expense of safety for motorists.
Reality Check No. 3: Fix Potholes Right the First Time
Myth: Road crews just throw some asphalt in the potholes to fix them. They need to fix them right the first time so it lasts.
Reality: Pothole patches are just that – a patch. A true fix will require much more.
Throughout the year, MDOT will continue to take on more transportation myths.
Visit www.michigan.gov/ realitycheck.