City Manager Ralph Lange says to maintain Ypsilanti’s roads, not including reconstructing or building new, it would cost the city roughly $2.5 million per year. He says that amount of money is simply not available.
"We just don’t have enough money to put two and a half million dollars in the roads every year.”
At a work session Tuesday night, Ypsilanti City Council members will discuss how best to use the money the city has toward road infrastructure improvements. Lange says many Ypsi voters understand that every road improvement is not possible this year, but residents do make a few requests to his office.
“Don’t waste the money, use it as efficiently as possible, and then when the road gets really bad, then you know we have to deal with those.”, Lange says.
The next public City Council meeting is next Tuesday, October 6th.
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