Michigan's roads and bridges are declining $3-million a day, that's according to Governor Rick Snyder, which is why he wants to spend $1.4-billion to keep the current infrastructure in good condition.
"I think Michigan has some of the unfortunately worst roads in the country," says Megan Hancock of Traverse City.
"I see a lot of patching, that's about it," says Richard Schultz of Port Huron.
Michigan residents pull no punches when it comes to their assessments of the roads.
Molly Scott of Interlochen says, "We were out in Montana this summer, and they were good out there, so coming back is not that great."
The governor realizes that. He commissioned a committee to find out how much it would cost to maintain the state's current infrastructure. It came back with a $1.4-billion bill which the governor placed into the 2013 budget.
Local road officials say it's money well spent.
"We have one of the oldest infrastructures in the country. We started building roads and bridges in the 1950's. The country really began the highway program around the 1960's. So in the Bay Region, we're facing the same challenges," says Anita Richardson, spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Transportation Bay Region.
Bridges, Anita says, last about 50-years and many are in need of repair or replacement.
Residents we talked to say they're not willing to spend more.
"No more taxes, keep what we've got, maintain it," says Schultz.
"There's other things they need to invest into and other things that are important like schools," says Hancock.