Damaged Roads

State officials estimate it will take $100 million to repair roads damaged by high water.

TRAVERSE CITY — Road damage from the overflowing Great Lakes and inland waterways may carry a whopping price tag for Michigan, with initial cost estimates for repairs and upgrades as high as $100 million, officials said Monday.

About 40 locations around the state have been significantly affected by flooding and erosion as the lakes have set record high levels in the past year, said Brad Wieferich, director of the state Department of Transportation’s development bureau. Inland lakes and streams also are full, and the ground is saturated in many places.

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